CSIR–CIMAP Releases Essential Oil Vaporizer Concentrate Formulation 

LUCKNOW || The CSIR–Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, Lucknow on Saturday launched CIM RespCool – a scientific knowledge based essential oil vaporizer concentrate for formulation helpful in the management of respiratory distress caused by environmental containments including viruses.
The product was launched by Dr Prabodh K. Trivedi, Director CSIR-CIMAP along with of Dr Ajit K. Shasany, Chief Scientist at CIMAP Lucknow.
The aromatic oils have been used for thousands of years for management of a variety of ailments. Essential oils based formulations are commonly used in aromatherapy treatments. They are either inhaled from a vaporizer/humidifier or rubbed on the skin as a liquid.

Most of the available microbial management vaporizer products contain synthetic chemicals and may be allergic to few persons and therefore, cannot be used regularly. However, acceptance of natural essential oil-based products is high as compared to the pure molecule-based synthetic products.

Based on the scientific knowledge available and expertise of the scientists at CSIR-CIMAP, a team led by Dr Ajit K. Shasany, Chief Scientist,  has developed an (Over The Counter) OTC Essential oil formulation concentrate for the diffuser. This formulation has been developed using essential oils that have been found to be helpful for managing not only the broad spectrum of microbes but also the environment containments including viruses.
In addition, to sanitize the specific area, the formulation also provides a pleasant smell. Essential oils like Mentha, Rosemary, Holy Basil etc. have been used to develop the formulation. The product is safe and can be used in a diffuser (any type) at Home, Office, Hospital, etc.
The essential oil vapouriser concentrate formulation was handed over to Dr MLB Bhatt, Vice-Chancellor, KGM University, Lucknow by Dr Prabodh K Trivedi, Director, CSIR-CIMAP for evaluation in the wards. Dr Ajeet K. Shasany, Er Manoj Semwal and Dr Sandeep Tiwari were present during the occasion.
The features of the formulation based on scientific validations are:
• Found to be a broad spectrum of antimicrobial and environmental containments including viruses based on scientific validations and knowledgebase.
• Pleasant smell to uplift the ambience of the room/environment (deodorant).
• Found to be non-toxic to the skin, mucus membrane and inhalation.
• Found to be effective against respiratory distress.
The team members are Anirban Pal, NP Yadav, CS Chanotiya, DN Mani, D U Bawankule, Suaib Luqman, Abha Meena, PK Rout, Ramesh Srivastava, Manoj Semwal, Sudeep Tandon, Prabodh K  Trivedi and Ajit K Shasany.

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