A ‘cheap and effective’ herbal medicine effectively healed a Coronavirus illness.
GETTING the coronavirus, whether you’ve been vaccinated or not, can cause a fever, coughing, and general malaise. The usage of a herbal treatment has been demonstrated to help with a minor infection.
Green chiretta, a traditional Thai herbal cure, has been certified by the Thai government as a “effective and inexpensive” herbal treatment for coronavirus. According to Thailand’s government, a successful experiment conducted in jails found that 99.02 percent of 11,800 detainees who took green chiretta to treat coronavirus recovered. “Green chiretta has a chemical called andrographolide,” explained Chitsanuphong Saublaongiw, a jail medic. “The chemical helps inhibit the transmission of the infection,” Saublaongiw explained.
“The detainees had better chest X-ray results, fewer symptoms, the sickness was less severe, and they recovered to normal rapidly after ingesting green chiretta,” he stated.
According to Sky News, Thailand’s prisons are overcrowded and cramped.
As a result, in the six months leading up to April 2021, around a fifth of the country’s prisoners tested positive for coronavirus.
By November, 141 Thai prisons are expected to manufacture 38 million green chiretta tablets, according to reports.
Somsak Thepsuthin, Thailand’s justice minister, stated: “The expense of contemporary medicine is 20 times, 30 times, and 50 times greater…
“It’s also incredibly congested in the prisons. To treat patients, we need [green chiretta].
“We can use this drug if it’s a little disease because it’s cheap and effective.”
While Thailand’s authorities have approved the use of green chiretta in minor cases, it is not a replacement for immunization.
The herbal cure does not prevent Covid infection and is not recommended in extreme situations.
The herbal cure was discussed by Dr Mayuree Tangkiatkumjai of Srinakharinwirot University’s department of clinical pharmacy.
He said that andrographolide is a chemical present in green chiretta that helps decrease infections and inflammation.
“However, because COVID-19 is still a new emerging infectious disease, there isn’t enough study to prove that green chiretta can prevent and cure COVID-19 just yet.”
“Appropriate” dosages of green chiretta, according to Dr. Tangkiatkumjai, “are still contested.”
Furthermore, more research is needed to confirm its usefulness and negative effects.
Two further green chiretta trials are planned to be completed by next spring, involving 1,400 Covid patients with mild symptoms.
According to RxList – an. “Brinkwire Summary News,” green chiretta is a plant endemic to South Asian countries.