Researchers of the Ruhuna Medical Faculty make herbal capsule for diabetes

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A new drug has been invented by a research team of Karapitiya Faculty of Medicine based on results of a research conducted on the Kovakka plant.

The said research team comprised of Prof.Tilak Weeraratne, Prof. Anoja Attanayake, Prof. Kamani Jayathilaka, and Dr. Piyumi Vasana. It has been reveled that such was able to be done as a result of a research conducted in 2017 by the Department of Biochemistry and Co-Medicine of the Galle Karapitiya Faculty of Medicine. The team develop a drug that reduces the blood sugar level of people with diabetes and have obtained the patent rights for the Kovakka herbal capsule.

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