Indonesian President Launches Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) Product as Potential Antivirus Against Covid-19
Manado, North Sulawesi - In coincidence with the National Awakening Day on Wednesday 20 May 2020, Indonesian President His Execellency Joko Widodo launched 55 organic virgin coconut oil (VCO) related products expected to have potential roles in the fight against Covid-19. The launching ceremony was held through a video conference in which the president, vice president who were in Jakarta spoke to several researchers of the Sam Ratulangi University in Manado, North Sulawesi. The 55 VCO products were selected by the Ministry of Research and Technology from over 5,000 research proposals. President Joko Widodo said that he was proud of the researchers... read more
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) of the Philippines has got an Ethics Committee approval for a study on the efficacy of virgin coconut oil (VCO) as a food supplement to help fight against corona virus 2019 (COVID-19).
Science Secretary Fortunato dela Peña said that the approval given by the Ethics Committee convened by the DOST, Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) paved the way for the first stage to conduct three parallel VCO studies by the agency.
“We can now proceed with the organizational aspects, including the randomized selection of patients who... read more
Professor Abdurrachman from Medical Faculty of Airlangga University in Indonesia said that the use of herbal medicine to cure Covid-19 is increasing recently as an alternative of curative medicine which hasn’t available now. He pointed out the rise of popularity of virgin coconut oil (VCO), a type of herbal medicine, as anti-viral agent against Covid-19. VCO contains lauric acid (C12), Capric acid (C10) and their monoglycerides (monolaurin and monocaprin) that have antiviral properties. Clinical trial on the function of VCO against Covid-19 is being done in the Philippines. The clinical trials have been previously suggested by Prof. Fabian Dayrit... read more