The Story Of Jacob Odulate And How He Invented The Famous Alabukun Powder In 1918

For more than nine decades, Alabukun Powder has kept up its remain as one of the most well known patent prescriptions regularly found in Nigerian homes, work environments, drug stores and road shops. Its modest cost and speedy viability shield it from tumbling off the slow down since 1918 when its recipe was found by a splendid and dedicated Nigerian drug specialist, Jacob Shogboyega Odulate prominently called ‘Favored Jacob’.

This helps one to remember another Nigerian item, St. Louis Sugar, which has likewise become a commonly recognized name over many years of its reality. Both Alabukun Powder and St. Louis Sugar share something else practically speaking other than being around for long, they are scarcely promoted in the media, yet they solidly held their ground in their separate markets.

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Jacob Shogboyega Odulate was conceived in 1884 to the polygamous group of Pa Odulate in Ikorodu, Lagos. Jacob Odulate quit tutoring at the youthful age of 12 and moved to Abeokuta, Ogun state, at 14 years old looking for greener fields. As indicated by a record by his oldest enduring little girl, Stella O. Odesanya, Jacob went from Ikorodu, his old neighborhood, to Abeokuta by walking inside a time of a quarter of a year.

ETIKETA accumulated that it was in Abeokuta that Jacob met a famous drug specialist, Doctor Sapara, and elected to turn into his understudy. Jacob Odulate worked with Dr. Sapara for quite a long time before he built up his own medication fabricating organization which he named Alabukun. While battling to become well known and his organization, Jacob met a youthful beautiful woman named Sekunmade whom he later wedded.

It was a remarkable day in the year 1918, four years after Nigeria was birthed from the amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates, Jacob Odulate sat at his lab work area after huge amounts of examines and built up an equation for a medication he called Alabukun Powder. Jacob Odulate’s recipe was a mix of both local and remote medications which gave him an outcome so great than he had anticipated. A parcel of Alabukun contain “760 mg of acetylsalicylic corrosive and 60 mg of caffeine making an aggregate of 820 mg.” It is utilized to treat numerous ailments which incorporate “headache, toothache, sore throat, avoidance of blood clusters, neuralgias, myocardial localized necrosis, transluminal angioplasty and ischaemic assaults.” However, the powder tranquilize isn’t to be utilized without a specialist’s remedy and like each other medication, Alabukun Powder has its reactions some of which are growing because of liquid collection, asthma, spewing, sickness and vertigo.

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Alabukun Powder made a major wave when it hit the market in 1918, a period portrayed by expansionism which was then from numerous points of view troublesome to the locals of Nigeria. Alabukun Powder was sent out to close by nations, for example, Benin Republic, Togo, Cameroon and Ghana as its interest continued taking off higher. Till today, Alabukun Powder is sent out far away to Brazil, Cuba and a few nations in Europe also.

Jacob’s medication producing organization has its home office situated in Sapon, Abeokuta, Ogun State. Different results of Alabukun brand are Alabukun Mentholine and a yearly diary called Alabukun Almanac which was broadly disseminated in Abeokuta and its environs somewhere in the range of 1920 and 1950. Alabukun Powder wasn’t publicized in the media due its prominence at the time it made its introduction in the market and primarily as a result of its organization. All things considered, Alabukun Powder stays one of the most seasoned and generally utilized patent drugs in Nigeria and neighboring nations

Jacob Shogboyega Odulate false name Blessed Jacob kicked the bucket in 1962 at Creek Hospital, Onikan, Lagos and was made due by spouse and kids.

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