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During the tenure of the pandemic, many people have claimed many things are its solution. However, each of them has been denied by official health organizations. On the same wavelength, there is now another supposed solution that is being discouraged by WHO.

Facebook Reports Wrong

Reports on Facebook were circulating a status that included a remedy for coronavirus. The status guaranteed that the said remedy would 100% cure coronavirus. If you’re wondering what it was, it was pepper stem tea!

Though this is written in Korean, when translated to English, we get the result that it sells pepper stem tea as an“effective medicine to cure Coronavirus.” Moreover, it even guarantees “full recovery within two or three days.”

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How to Make The Tea

Additionally, there are also instructions on how to make tea. You need to “prepare 100g of pepper stems, three jujubes, and seven coarse salts. (Wash pepper stems clearly with water). Pour 2 liters of water and start boiling it down.” The status also indicates that there are no side effects!

Shared posts claimed that drinking this tea effectively builds a stronger immunity to fight coronavirus or bring a person back to health after it. However, is there any truth to this?

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All Those Remedies Are Not A Cure

The claim, however, has been labeled as false by the Association of Korean Medicine. They have reported that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim. Kim Gye-jin, a director at the Association of Korean Medicine, told a news outlet that there is no scientific evidence to support the claim.

The World Health Organization (WHO), moreover, has also said that this remedy has not been medically proven. If there were such effective, inexpensive, and natural cures, then countries would not be scampering for the vaccines as of now. 

As of December 30, 2020, the WHO has also stated on its website: “There is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease, while some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of Covid-19.”

What Do We Take Away From This?

From this, we learn again that whatever we see on Facebook must not be trusted. Secondly, we see, as WHO has stated, that officially there is no cure for the virus yet. However, that does not mean that one can not try remedies known to bring one comfort!

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