Tsaang Gubat tablet for Relief of Gastrointestinal and Biliary Colic

| Written by Ma. Cristina Vinas

INVENTORS

National Integrated Research Program on Medicinal Plants
Institute of Herbal Medicine
University of the Philippines Manila

DESCRIPTION

Tsaang gubat [Carmona retusa (Vahl) Masamune] is a shrub found in the Philippines. Its leaves have been utilized by our ancestors as a tea for stomach problems and loose bowel movement. It contains α-amyrin, β- amyrin and baurenol which have shown analgesic activity, anti-diarrheal and anti-spasmodic activity.

VALUE PROPOSITION

  1. Completed Clinical Trials Phase 1-3
  2. Relieves abdominal pain due to gastroenteritis or biliary colic within 30 min to 1.5 hours
  3. Equivalent to dicycloverine in efficacy and safety
  4. Formulation in syrup specifically intended to children is also available

MARKET APPLICATION AND COMMERCIAL 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 medicine developed by NIRPROMP is the only clinically proven herbal medicine in the Philippines to address all these conditions.

Tsaang gubat is an affordable, and easy to produced herbal medicine to treat urinary tract stones as opposed to more expensive medical or surgical alternatives. 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.

DEVELOPMENT STATUS

The technology completed clinical trials phases 1-3 and has shown promising results. It is now available for mass production and is ready for the consumption of the public as medicine.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STATUS

Philippine Patent has been granted and maintained

Strong Know-How protected as a trade secret

TYPE OF COOPERATION

LICENSING with local medicine manufacturers for the mass production and marketing of the final product.