"Alhamdulilah (Thank God) ULM can continue to productively produce innovative products. This a form of our commitment to play an active role in assisting the government in accelerating COVID-19 countermeasures," said ULM Rector Prof Dr H Sutarto Hadi in Banjarmasin, Saturday.
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Innovation products were developed at two centers of excellence, namely Technology Innovation Center for Management Commercialization: Forest and Wetland (PUI PHLB), and the Technology Business Incubator (IBT).
In PUI PHLB, a variety of herbal simplicia of forest products were produced, such as pasak bumi (Eurycomafisa longifolia), ant nest, cinnamon, bajakah (medicinal plants, yellow roots. Here also produced cinnamon herbal syrup, herbal ginseng forest tea, kelakai (Stenochlaena palustris Bedd.), and various spices, such as lemongrass, pandanus, and ginger.
The spices, Sutarto said, were expected to control cyitokines (cell that come out due to virus) so that the body is not infected.
"The benefit of spices and herbal ingredients have not been proven to cure diseases caused by COVID-19, but the use of spices or herbal simplicia can increase immunity," he said.
Researchers at the PUI PHLB also produced a hand sanitizing liquid made from forest products, with an ingredient composition regulated, so it meet the WHO standards.
They are available in six variants, either gel or liquid, with a choice of aromas of cinnamon, rose, chamomile, orange, and aloe vera.
While in IBT, Manjakani Tea was produced for woman health and immunity, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Other product is Pasak Bumi Borneo in the form of instant effervescent powder for the health and immunity of man.
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