Yoga guru Ramdev’s ‘Coronil and Swasari’ herbal medicine that claim to cure COVID-19 will not go on sale until the government looks at the research, said the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy Siddha and Homepathy (AYUSH).
Ramdev’s company Patanjali Ayurved said their clinically controlled trial-based evidence has shown that the drug has shown a “100% recovery rate within three to seven days” and is not an immunity booster, but a cure for scores of patients other than those on life support systems.
Coronil was supposed to hit all Patanjali stores by next week, however, the AYUSH ministry has ordered Patanjali to stop advertising the product until the results are verified.
Their Corona kit would contain a 30-day dosage of medication and is priced at less than $8.
However, a licensing officer said the company’s initial application was an approval for an immunity booster, and for cough and fever with no mention of Coronavirus.
India registered its highest single-day spike on Wednesday as it added 465 fatalities and 15,968 new Coronavirus cases within the last 24 hours.
The country’s tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 456,183 while the death toll is 14,476.