Fact check: No, ‘luya’ cannot be used to treat Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

Fact check: No, ‘luya’ cannot be used to treat Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

- A social media post has claimed that drinking natural ginger ale can cure the deadly Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19)

- The post also mentioned that drinking ginger could help treat other illnesses or diseases like cough, sore throat, rheumatism, etc.

- However, it has been reported that the claim is false and just misleading the people

- The World Health Organization did not specifically recommend drinking herbal teas to cure or prevent COVID-19

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An online post has claimed that drinking natural ginger ale or luya can be used to cure Corona Virus Disease (COVID-19).

However, KAMI learned that the claim was false and misleading the netizens.

In a report by Rappler, a Facebook page Natural Cures: Halamang Gamot shared the post about drinking natural ginger ale.

“Gamot sa coronavirus: Kung sakaling magkaroon man kayo nito.. wag muna kayo kakain sa loob NG 24hrs. At maglaga kayo NG luyang original or salabat at ito Ang gawin ninyong tubig pero kailangan lagi ito mainit.. iinumin ninyo ito hanggang 3 araw na walang patid..or sanayin na ninyo mag inum nito,” sabi nito sa post.

“Maglaga kayo ayon sa kagustuhan ninyo kase maanghang ito. Pero mas maganda Kung marami para mabilis mamatay Ang virus,” dagdag pa nito.

The post also listed the other health benefits of ginger. It also mentioned the diseases that can be cured by drinking natural ginger ale like coughs, sore throat, rheumatism, diarrhea, and more.

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Rappler reported that the World Health Organization (WHO) did not specifically recommend drinking herbal teas as remedies to the COVID-19.

“They are not effective to protect yourself and can be even harmful,” WHO said.

Meanwhile, both the WHO and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that there is no specific cure yet for the COVID-19. However, people diagnosed with the deadly virus should be given proper care to relieve symptoms.

The COVID-19 was first reported in Wuhan, China. The death toll linked to the virus has risen to at least 1,369 worldwide.

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Source: Kami.com.ph

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