The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has recently developed some new medicines effective for difficult and complicated diseases, the official KCNA news agency reported on Monday.
According to the KCNA, the medicines named “Koryo” series are developed by scientists of the Zoology Research Institute under the DPRK State Academy of Sciences by using ingredients from different animals.
The medicines are “efficacious for convulsions with useful elements extracted from toad, scorpion, large spider and other animals,” said the KCNA.
The scientists have discovered some 20 kinds of useful ingredients in venom of pit viper and proved their usefulness for thyroiditis and surgical treatment, the report said.
The researchers “have used bile of pit viper in making Asdofell Injection for liver cirrhosis and dropsy, rheumatism, bronchial asthma and indigestion as well,” the report added.
According to the report, the injection can promote the composition of nucleic acid and protein in human body, enhance the activity of various enzymes to properly adjust functions of all organs, promote regeneration and multiplication of cells, secretion and excretion of bile in liver, liver function and urination and prevents inflammation.