Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 16 / Trend, T. Jafarov /
Scholars from the Tabriz Medical Research University have prepared an herbal substance which can completely cure multiple sclerosis, Iranian television reported today.
The new medicament is called "MS Nut" (Nutrition) and made of special oil plants. It is delivered in syrup form.
The scholars have been working to prepare the treatment for two and a half years. The medicament was tested on 100 multiple sclerosis patients. 65 of them completed the treatment. Most patients fully recovered, but those with more advanced forms of the disease were unable to.
According to the information, the period of treatment with "MS Nut" lasts from six months to a year.
The treatment has been already licensed in Iran. With the Health Ministry's permission, its production will be started in the country's pharmaceutical companies.
According to Iranian media, the number of multiple sclerosis patients increased in Iran.
Environmental factors are behind the wide spread nature of the disease.
At present, there are 50,000 multiple sclerosis patients in Iran.
If multiple sclerosis continues to spread so rapidly, in ten years every Iranian family will have one member with multiple sclerosis, the information said.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease in which membranes around the brain, spinal cord and nervous system are affected.
In conversation age related memory impairment is referred to as "sclerosis". "Multiple sclerosis" has no relation to either senile "sclerosis" or attention deficits.
The disease occurs amongst 15 - 40 year old people. At the moment, the diagnosis being is observed amongst children three years and older.
Multiple sclerosis is characterized by the simultaneous destruction of various parts of the nervous system, which leads to the appearance of neurological symptoms.