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Will Baba Ramdev's Patanjali Coronil medicine cure coronavirus? all you need to know

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 June 2020, 15:18 IST

Baba Ramdev created a commotion on Tuesday as he claimed his Patanjali Ayurveda has developed a remedy to cure coronavirus. Ramdev stated that the coronil made by Patanjali has been 100% successful in curing Covid-19 patients. But, the launch of coronil and its promotion didn’t go well with the government.

The Ayush Ministry has called on Patanjali Ayurveda to submit all details of the clinical trial it conducted on the results of Coronil in curing coronavirus. Patanjali sent its documents to the government on Wednesday.

What is Coronil:

Patanjali made a shocking claim and said that they have successfully made an ayurvedic remedy to cure coronavirus. According to Patanjali the new medicine can cure coronavirus within 7 days. The coronavirus cure kit launched by Patanjali has ‘Coronil and Swasari’ medicine that has displayed favourable outcome and cured all Covid-19 patients who were not on ventilator, said Ramdev during the time of launch. Ramdev stated that Patanjali had started working on coronavirus medicine in December and the clinical trial has displayed most patients recovered in 3 days while some took 7 days.

Is Coronil Available in Market:

According to Ramdev the Coronil medicine will be made available in markets within 7 days. He also said the medicines can be ordered online through a mobile app from next week, the Ayush ministry has asked Patanjali not to market the product or sell it before it is cleared by the government. The ministry has also sought a detailed report on the composition, testing and other data of the drugs.

What Ayush Ministry said:

Shripad Naik said on Wednesday, “It is a good thing that Ramdev has given India a cure for coronavirus. However, says as per protocol Patnajali cannot sell or promote their medicine till the task force clears it.” The Ayush ministry has pointed to a 1954 law and asked Patanjali to "stop advertising and publicizing" claims of a cure for coronavirus until the issue is looked into by the government.

Ministry of Ayush said, "Facts of the claim and details of the stated scientific study are not known" to it. "Patanjali Ayurved Ltd has been asked to provide at the earliest details of the name and composition of the medicines being claimed for COVID treatment; site(s)/hospital(s), where the research study was conducted for COVID-19; protocol, sample size, Institutional Ethics Committee clearance, CTRI registration and results data of the study (ies) and stop advertising/publicizing such claims till the issue is duly examined," the ministry statement said.

Cost and Dosage:

Priced at Rs 545. The kit will have doses for 30 days. The coronavirus treatment suggested by Patanjali is applicable for adults in the age group of 15-80 years in contras kids have been advised to take half the dosage prescribed for adults.

Claims on Effectiveness:

During the launch, Ramdev stated that clinical controlled study was done in many cities like Delhi, Ahmedabad and Meerut and the RCT (Randomized Clinical Trial) controlled with placebo was conducted at Jaipur-based National Institute of Medical Sciences & Research.

Ramdev said, “This was done after getting approval from Clinical Trial Registry of India (CTRI) and all other required formalities." Ramdev added, "We have followed all the parameters set up by modern science for such clinical trials."

Ramdev claimed that Patanjali’s ayurvedic drug Coronil has shown 100% positive results during the clinical trial. "We conducted a clinical case study and clinical controlled trial, and found 69% patients recovered in 3 days and 100 patients recovered in 7 days," said Ramdev.

As per Ramdev, Coronil is useful for prevention from coronavirus and also for treatment.

Also Read: Ayush Ministry will clear stance on Patanjali's COVID-19 medicines after reviewing its report: Shripad Naik

First published: 24 June 2020, 15:16 IST