The African Country of Madagascar has recently been in the news for positivity; following reports of the production of the Covid Organics coronavirus cure made from herbs.
Following the current lack of a W.H.O verified cure for Covid-19, and the severe fatality rates of the pandemic worldwide; Madagascar’s Covid Organics seems to be a ray of hope as countries are beginning to pick interest in the herbal “cure”.
According to Madagascan authorities, the African island country has already found a cure; a drinkable herbal tonic, which it is now exporting abroad.
Madagascar’s government launched the herbal drink last month after three weeks of testing on fewer than 20 people. Madagascar President’s Chief of Staff Lova Hasinirina Ranoromaro said in a BBC report. It is currently being distributed for free to those most vulnerable and to schools throughout Madagascar, with children encouraged to drink it throughout the day.
The East African nations of Tanzania and Comoros are now set to import the product; which is produced from the artemisia plant known for its anti-malarial properties, and has separate preventative and cure versions.
On Saturday, Madagascar shipped the drink to West Africa’s Guinea-Bissau, with the country’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo at the airport to oversee the cargo.
Embalo’s chief of staff Califa Soares Cassama told reporters that part of Saturday’s shipment was to be passed along to the other 14 members of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
Madagascar claims that the drink is able to cure patients of the coronavirus within 10 days, with President Andry Rajoelina claiming that two people have already been cured through the drink, the BBC reported.
WHO On Madagascar’s Covid Organics
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the herbal tea’s effects had not been tested, and there are no published scientific studies of the drink.
In a statement reported by the BBC, the WHO urged caution and did not recommend; “self-medication with any medicines … as a prevention or cure for COVID-19.”
Madagascar has reported 149 infections of the coronavirus, with 99 recoveries and Zero deaths so far.