Turkish scientists have created a drug stopping any bleeding in a few minutes, which means it could be used in treating hemophilia, the Sabah newspaper reported Saturday.
"The preparation we created has overturned our knowledge of the mechanism that stops hemorrhage. It stops any bleeding in a few minutes. By using this drug, we can reduce the number of deaths from blood loss around the world," Professor Ibrahim Haznedaroglu from the Hacettepe University, where the medicine was created and tested, told the newspaper.
The drug, already approved by the Turkish Health Ministry, was made from a mix of herbs and plants, in particular, nettle, licorice, thyme, and grapevine. It is reported to also be effective in treating other serious diseases, including diabetes.
Turkish doctors used an old recipe to prepare the medicine.