The ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Technology (CIFT), Kochi, Kerala has launched three Seaweed-based products developed by the institute and commercialised by Bodina Naturals Private Limited (BNPL) recently.
In his address, Dr Ravishankar C.N., Director, ICAR-CIFT, Kochi, Kerala accentuated the anti-viral, nutritional and immune-modulatory effects of the three products namely - ZAFORA Seaweed Hand Sanitizer, ZAFORA-360 Enriched Fucoidan Capsules and ZAFORA Gargle.
Boby Kizhakethara, Managing Director, Bodina Naturals Private Limited (BNPL), emphasized on the importance of Seaweed for human health. He accentuated that the Company is now entering into the manufacturing and trade of Seaweed derivatives as one of its main activities in future so that the health benefits from seaweed can be reaped by millions of people for better health and nutrition.
The ZAFORA Seaweed Hand Sanitizer containing the major ingredients like Isopropyl alcohol, Seaweed extracts Carrageenan and Aloe vera extract can be a suitable alternative in the market as an immediate hygienic control to contain the spread of COVID-19 infection.
The ZAFORA-360 Enriched Fucoidan Capsules enriched with Fucoidan, a high-value sulphated polysaccharide having wide health benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties can be used as immune booster.
The Zafora Gargle, a homogenous blend of spices extracts, Ayurvedic herbal extractives and Fucoidan from Seaweeds, flavoured with mint also proves to be very effective against the Covid-19 as it possesses anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.