A research team at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at Umm Al-Qura University succeeded in extracting a plant material that eliminates corona viruses, including Covid-19, and cleansing surfaces, solid objects and floors of viruses and microbes within 30 seconds.
The study conducted by the laboratories and laboratories of the Department of Medical Microorganisms at the University’s College of Medicine and took 6 years and was approved by one of the most prominent American laboratories BIOSCIENCE LABORATORIES, INC on different corona viruses, recognized by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States of America, the ability of the effectiveness of the plant material extracted in the elimination of the Corona virus Similar viruses have a zero toxicity rate.
The research project demonstrated that the substance is safe and does not affect living cells.
The head of the research team, Dr. Sami Ashkar, that a patent application for registering the material has been deposited with the Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property, noting that the extracted plant material has proven its ability to limit the spread of viruses, stubborn bacteria or what are known as antibiotic-resistant bacteria that are the primary cause of killer hospital infection.
He added that the results confirmed the ability of the material to cleanse floors and hard surfaces, such as tables, doors, windows, etc., and to reduce infection while humans come into contact with them.