Severe abdominal pains from spasm of the gut are seen in adult patients with diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulosis and gastroenteritis (diarrhea). Abdominal cramps and pain make it difficult for these persons to function well in their jobs and some even need to be brought to the emergency room or be hospitalized. Gallstones may also cause severe abdominal pain when the stone travels along the inflamed biliary tract. Relief of the types of pain mentioned above would enhance the quality of life of suffering patients.
TECHNOLOGY FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS:
The NIRPROMP-IHM team has developed a herbal medicine from Tsaang gubat to relieve the pain from gastrointestinal and biliary colic. Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masamune] is a shrub found in the Philippines. Its leaves have been drank by our ancestors as a tea for stomach problems and loose bowel movement.
Tsaang gubat contains α-amyrin, β- amyrin and baurenol which have shown analgesic activity, anti-diarrheal and anti-spasmodic activity.
The Tsaang gubat formulation has been clinically tested to be safe and effective in patients with mild, moderate or severe gastrointestinal colic, as well as mild-moderate and severe biliary colic and was equivalent to dicycloverine in efficacy and safety. Each tablet contains 250 mg of Tsaang gubat A single dose of Tsaang gubat relieves abdominal pain due to gastroenteritis or biliary colic within 30 min to 1.5 hours.
Tsaang gubat tablet is included in the Philippine National Formulary and thus can be purchased by government and private hospitals.
MARKET TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES:
Gastroenteritis and diarrhea are leading causes of morbidity in the Philippines. Also, at least 10% of all Filipinos endure the effects of irritable bowel syndrome. Approximately 5 Million Filipinos suffer from gallstones. Tsaang gubat tablet is the only clinically proven herbal medicine in the Philippines to address all these conditions
Tsaang gubat is an affordable, herbal medicine to relieve abdominal pain and diarrhea in adults. It was developed by Filipino researchers from Filipino plants to boost the Philippine Pharmaceutical Industry, provide new cash crops for farmers and offer Filipinos medical and financial benefits.
Philippine Patent has been obtained. We are in need of pharmaceutical companies willing to produce, manufacture and distribute the product in the Philippine market.