CIMAP Launches anti viral oil formulation

CIM –RespCool (Scientific knowledge based essential oil formulation for management of respiratory distress caused by environmental containments including viruses)

The aromatic essential oils have been used for thousands of years for management of variety of ailments. Essential oils are derived from the “working” parts of plants and are known to have lasting, powerful scents. Essential oils based formulations are commonly used in aromatherapy treatments. They are either inhaled from a vaporizer/humidifier or rubbed on the skin as a liquid.

Most of the available microbial management vaporizer products contain synthetic chemicals and may be allergic to few persons. Therefore, cannot be used regularly. However, acceptance of natural essential oil based products is high as compared to the pure molecule based synthetic products.

Based on the scientific knowledge available and expertise of the scientists from CSIR- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow developed an (Over The Counter) OTC Essential oil formulation. This formulation has been developed using essential oils that have been found to be helpful for managing not only the broad spectrum of microbes, but also the environment containments including viruses. In addition to sanitize the specific area, formulation also provides pleasant smell. Essential oils like Mentha, Rosemary, Holy Basil etc. have been used to develop the formulation. The product is safe and can be used in a diffuser (any type) at Home, Office, Hospital, etc. It can be also used for spraying the walkway tunnels. Product release committee have gone through complete dossier and approved the release of the product.

The features of the formulation based on scientific validations are:
• Found to be broad spectrum of anti-microbials and environmental containments including viruses based on scientific validations and knowledgebase.
• Pleasant smell to uplift the ambiance of the room/ environment (deodorant).
• Found to be nontoxic to skin, mucus membrane and inhalation.
• Found to be effective against respiratory distress.

Scientists
Anirban Pal, Narayan Prashad Yadav, Chandan Singh Chanotiya, Dayanandan Mani, Dnyaneshwar Umrao Bawankule, Suaib Luqman, Abha Meena, Prasant Kumar Rout, Ramesh Kumar Srivastava, Manoj Semwal, Prabodh Kumar Trivedi, Ajit Kumar Shasany

Students
Ritesh Gupta, Divya Bhatt, Amit Kaushik, Mr Dewasya Pratap Singh, KM Uma Kumari, Yusuf Hussain

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