- Some posts online have claimed that drinking boiled garlic water “can cure” the 2019 novel coronavirus
- The post mentioned that an old Chinese doctor and many patients have proven the “effectiveness” of eating and drinking garlic
- However, it has been reported that the claim is false and was misleading the people
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has debunked the myths connected to the novel coronavirus
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An online post has claimed that a bowl of boiled garlic water can cure the 2019 novel coronavirus.
However, it has been reported that the claim is false and was just misleading the public.
In a report by Rappler, the post mentioned that an old Chinese doctor has “proven” the effectiveness of boiled garlic water and overnight improvements and healing were observed from patients.
“Good news, Wuhan’s coronavirus can be cured by one bowl of freshly boiled garlic water. Old Chinese doctor has proven its efficacy. Many patients have also proven this to be effective,” the post read.
“Eat and drink the boiled garlic water, overnight improvement and healing,” it added.
Rappler reported that according to the World Health Organization (WHO) while eating garlic is healthy, it is not proven that it can be used to cure coronavirus.
“Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus," it said in a statement.
As of posting time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said that there is still no known cure for the novel coronavirus. However, appropriate care can be given to patients to relieve and treat symptoms.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), about 284 patients are under investigation for suspected novel coronavirus that was first reported in Wuhan, China, while there are three confirmed cases in the Philippines.
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