- Patanjali claims to have made the cure for the novel Coronavirus
- It claims to have cure 100% clinical trial patients in under 7 days
- WHO says “some western, traditional or home remedies may elevate symptoms”
On Tuesday, Patanjali has launched an Ayurvedic medicine kit claiming that it can treat the novel Coronavirus within 7 days and has even shown “favourable results during clinical trials on patients”, at a time when scientists from around the globe are racing to find a cure for the deadly virus.
The medicines which are named “Coronil and Swasari” have been developed on the basis of research and trials conducted on 280 patients from all over the country, said Patanjali’s founder Yogi Ramdev.
As of now, there is no scientific evidence of any other cure for the novel Coronavirus, even as the vaccines are being tested all around the globe.
Ramdev, during the launch, said, “The whole country and the world was waiting for medicine or vaccine for corona. We are proud to announce that the first Ayurvedic, clinically controlled trial-based evidence and research-based medicine has been prepared by the combined efforts of Patanjali Research Centre and NIMS (National Institute of Medical Sciences),”.
Ramdev claimed, “We are launching COVID medicines Coronil and Swasari today. We conducted two trials of these, first clinical controlled study, which took place in Delhi, Ahmedabad, among many other cities. Under this 280 patients were included and 100 per cent of those recovered. We were able to control Corona and its complications in this. After this the all-important clinical control trial was conducted,”.
For this project, Patanjali collaborated with the National Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Jaipur.
Ramdev said, “With the help of NIMS, Jaipur we conducted the clinical control study on 95 patients. The biggest thing which came out of this is that within three days 69 per cent patients recovered and became negative from positive (cases) and within seven days 100 per cent of them became negative,” and added that the necessary approvals for conducting these trials of the medicine on patients were taken from the authorities.
Ramdev said that soon the medicines will be available for purchase on their official mobile application.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) on the other hand has put a word of caution for alternative cures. WHO says that though “some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease.”
WHO added that “it does not recommend self-medication with any medicines, including antibiotics, as a prevention or cure for COVID-19. However, there are several ongoing clinical trials that include both western and traditional medicines.”