Iran plans to export herbal medicine to EU, Russia

Business Materials 9 November 2013 17:14 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 9

By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Iranian researchers have produced a new herbal drug to cure diabetic foot ulcer and plan to export the drug to Russia and the EU, the Mehr News Agency reported.

Dr. Ramin Radmanesh, the project executor, told Mehr that people who suffer from diabetes are usually forced to cut their legs because of diabetic foot ulcer. The Angi Pars medicine has been produced to help them to cure the disease.

The medicine has been patented, he said, adding that it is produced in Syria. Moreover, China's Health Ministry is studying the effects of this medicine.

On November 5, Iran's Health Minister, Hassan Qazizadeh Hashemi said that Iran exports some $20 million worth of multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment drugs to Russia, Mehr news agency reported.

Qazizadeh Hashemi also underlined that Iran plans to increase this figure to $100 million in the future, adding that currently Iran's total MS drug exports` hits $25 million.

He expressed hope that Iran's share at world drug market will be increased.

Iran itself suffers from multiple sclerosis, which, according to statements, reports and studies, is developing in the country.