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Traditional herb Zumbani has gone full-on commercial as Zimbabwe’s COFSOL cough syrup hits the market. The wonder herb which gained popularity as a home-remedy during the pandemic is now being used to make cough syrup ‘COFSOL’ in Zimbabwe.The herb has been previously consumed as a tea.

Also known as lemon bush or Lippia javanica, Zumbani is a naturally occurring plant in southern Africa. It has traditionally been used as a ethnomedicinal cure for fevers and chest related ailments such as sore throats, coughs, bronchitis, sinuses, pneumonia and asthma.

A study by Midlands State University indicated that zumbani had higher antioxidant potential than the popular commercial brand Rooibos™.

Speaking at the launch of Cofsol™ on Wednesday, President Munangagwa said “As a nation, we will undoubtedly emerge stronger through the adaptation of our traditional and natural resources for health and wellbeing.”

This groundbreaking commercial product developed by the National Biotechnology Authority (NBA) will be available on both domestic and international markets.



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