Research and Development (R&D)
MALARIA ELIMINATION PROJECT
The Agency in realization of the effectiveness of deploying organic vector control and treatment measures, formulated, developed and produced four products as vital control and elimination strategies to preventing Malaria infection and reducing disease transmission. The 4 products are:
Tea based therapy to effectively reduce parasitemia, associated fever and increase the appetite of persons suffering from malaria.
Cream based mosquito repellant to reduce man-mosquito contact. This product has six hours repellency period. Specially formulated for use at home as well as outdoor. It is recommended specifically for use in the IDPs, for the armed forces and others working in the fields
Dual Action (Indoor Residual Spray) and Air fresher that kills both flying and crawling insects including mosquitoes.
Larvicide Out-Door Spray that controls the breeding of mosquitoes through inhibition of their reproductive stages in stagnant waters thereby reducing malaria infestation. They are at various stages of NAFDAC listing and Patent acquisition process for commercialization.
AMARUS HERBAL TEA HERBAL MOSQUITO REPELLANT (MOSPELLANT CREAM)
A7-4061L(NAFDAC LISTED) NAFDAC PROCESS ON-GOING
DUAL ACTION (INDOOR RESIDUAL SPRAY) AND AIRFRESHNER FORMULATION
LARVICIDES OUT-DOOR SPRAY
Most of the mortality attributable to Diabetes mellitus is as a result of poor management practices leading to persistently high glucose levels, which often results in acute and chronic microvascular and macrovascular complications. The common complications associated with the disease include cardiovascular disease (CVD), blindness, kidney failure, and lower-limb amputation.
In Nigeria, the general management of Diabetes mellitus is reported to be suboptimal.
To this end, NNMDA Research Team formulated the Ocimum Herbal Tea to reduce the hyperglycemic crises by adequately controlling blood sugar in the system. This product is already listed with NAFDAC
A7-4105L (NAFDAC LISTED)
MANAGEMENT OF ERECTILE DYSFUNCTION
Erectile dysfunction is currently one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men worldwide.
Erectile dysfunction is a common medical problem affecting approximately 15% of men each year. Over 150 million men worldwide were estimated to have been affected by erectile dysfunction in 1995, and this is projected to rise to 320 million by 2025
The Agency has developed three variants of herbal therapies for the management of erectile dysfunction. The three variants are in Liquid, Tea and Capsule form.
Liquid Form Capsule FormTea Form
MANAGEMENT OF SKIN DISEASE
The human skin is a rich environment for microbes. Around 1000 species of bacteria from 19 bacterial phyla have been found. Most come from only four phyla: Actinobacteria (51.8%), Firmicutes (24.4%), Proteobacteria (16.5%), and Bacteroidetes (6.3%). Propionibacteria and Staphylococci species are the main species in sebaceous areas. It has been estimated that the number of individual bacteria on the surface of one square inch (6.5 square cm) of human skin is about 50 million. In Africa, skin infection is very common among children.
Skin diseases are among the common childhood problems of public health importance in Nigeria. Poor personal hygiene practices especially among children are believed to be contributory to its prevalence. Accurately determining the epidemiology of dermatological disease on both national and worldwide levels has been a challenge for several reasons. Some of the most common problems are acne, eczema, xerosis, psoriasis, contact, skin cancers or precursors to skin neoplasms, and herpetic infections and warts.
SKIN RENEW HERBAL SOAPSKIN RENEW HERBAL CREAM
NRN.A2-3637 (NAFDAC LISTED)NAFDAC REGISTRATION ON-GOING
CANCER INTERVENTION PROJECT
According to the international Agency for Research on cancer estimates of the incidence of mortality and prevalence from major types of cancer, at national level, for 184 countries of the world revealed that there were 14.1 million new cancer cases, 8.2 million cancer deaths, and 32.6 million people living with cancer in 2012 worldwide.By 2030 it is projected that there will be 26 million new cancer cases and 17 million cancer death per year and 70% of which will be from developing countries.
Nigeria has a rich cultural heritage of herbals and herbal extracts for controlling various health conditions.In Nigeria, cancer leads to over 70 000 deaths per annum (28 414 for male and 41 913 for female). It is estimated that breast cancer with 25.7%, cervix uteri by 14.6% and prostate cancer by 12.8% are leading causes cancer deaths in Nigeria.
The Agency’s home grown cancer solutions was formulated to effectively manage breast and prostate cancer.
HERBAL REMEDY FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF BREAST AND PROSTATE CANCER
According to WHO criteria hypertension means elevated blood pressure levels above 140/90 mmHg (Lifton, 2016). It has been named the “silent killer,” as it is asymptomatic and the major contributor or risk factor to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
Most antihypertensive drugs are characterized by high cost, poor compliance with long-term use among patients, lack of definitive curative regimen, and combination therapy, which hinders drug adherence, increase the risk of side effects (reduced renal function, Angioedema among others) as well as drug-drug interactions.
There is a great deal of scientific evidence to suggest that the use of carefully chosen herbal remedies and dietary supplements can help to lower blood pressure, as well as to improve the overall functioning of heart, arteries, and entire cardiovascular system, this has necessitated research of this nature and development of herbal therapy for the management of high blood pressure.
GLAUCOMA EYE CARE
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases which result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss, a major risk factor is increased pressure in the eye, high IOP (above 21mmHg) is the Major risk factor of glaucoma.
This project is essentially designed to manage glaucoma through formulation and development of safe and effective herbal product that could be used without having any negative impact on the health of the user.
HERBAL VAGINA PASTE
For vaginal douche
Treatment of vagina infection and discharge
NRN.A2 – 3636(NAFDAC LISTED)
COVID – 19 PRODUCTS
In February 23rd 2020, Nigeria recorded the first case of COVID-19 that emanated in Ogun State. Since then, it has ravaged the Nigerian people while more than 3,136 people have died (4th Feb. 2022). Currently, the total number of cases as declared by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stands at 253,540. In our swift reaction to protect the Nigerian people and prevent further spread of COVID-19 the Agency came up with two products namely NATURE SAN 100% HERBAL HAND SANITIZER and NATURE’S GIFT KOVIRON.
The Nature San Hand Sanitizer is 100% herbal formulated from the extracts of medicinal plants scientifically proved to have antimicrobial properties. Aside from containing alcohol which has been claimed to be the main active material in sanitizer, the presence of active ingredients from aloe-vera extract and natural essential oil increase the activities and strength of the product as hand washer.
TheKoviron Herbal Remedy is a liquid herbal formulation for the prevention and management of symptoms associated with Corona virus infections, it is derived from medicinal plants of Nigerian origin which has shown high activities both at laboratory level and from anecdotal research findings.
NATURE SAN 100% HERBAL NNMDA NATURE’S GIFT KOVIRON ®
120ml & 250mlNAFDAC REGISTRATION ON-GOING
MANAGEMENT OF ATHRITIS
Arthritis is an auto immune disorder characterized by pain, swelling and stiffness. Its prevalence depends upon age. It is an inflammation of synovial joint due to immuno- mediated response.
Our traditional folklore healers cure it with herbal plant drugs. 100 forms of arthritis are recognized by medical practitioners. Human beings have long history of medicinal plants for curing various ailments.
The Agency developed a cream that has shown great promise in the management of Arthritis.
NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASE
Nigeria has the largest burden of Neglected Tropical Diseases in sub-Saharan Africa, accounting 25% of the continent’s total Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) burden. The prospects for the control and prevention of NTDs including soil transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis and trachoma through mass drug administration (MIDA) in Nigeria have been faced with major challenges resulting from suboptimal coverage and lack of efficacy.
We have developed a vector control solutions-herbal sprays and repellant creams to reduce black flies, Sand flies contact that can be used in endemic communities.
The livestock sector has a global value of about US$1.4 trillion, employing 1.3 billion people globally and directly supporting the livestock of 1 billion small holder farmers in the developing world.
In Nigeria, livestock production is an integral part of agriculture and is vital to the socioeconomic development of the country, contributing approximately 1.7% to its National Gross domestic product.
Coccidiosis and helminthiasis are the major parasitic diseases threatening poultry production, while fowl typhoid, fowl cholera and chronic respiratory diseases are the bacteria infection responsible for loses in the poultry industry. Parasitism causes reduced growth, egg production, emaciation and anaemia as well as mortality.
GRAVITE FOR BROILERS (EGG BOOSTER)
A poultry Growth promoter and egg booster
For the management of coccidiosis, coryza and flu in animals.
AZAMON TRIPPLE ACTION
For the eradication of ticks, insect repellant and wound healing cream in animals (cows and other animals)