New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) India has patented an ayurveda medicine that promises to reduce the side effects of chemotherapy during cancer treatment and improve the blood platelet count among patients.
The medicine, Medihope, made by a Pune-based manufacturer, Hope Ayurvedic Medicine Private Ltd., was awarded the patent after it received favourable field results. It will be in the Indian market within a month.
Chemotherapy is the use of anti-cancer (cytotoxic) drugs to destroy cancer cells. It is known to weaken the immune system, cause weight loss, decrease the hemoglobin percentage and blood platelet count.
The composition produced from 12 medicinal plants helps increase the blood platelet count and hemoglobin percentage, there are other benefits like maintaining the white blood cell count and increase in the weight of patients. It also reduces pain from chemotherapy.