SL Ayurveda Research Institute says cure to coronavirus may be found

18 February 2020 04:31 am - 9     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Bandaranaike International Ayurveda Research Institute, has informed the Health Ministry that a possible cure to the coronavirus may have been found, but they are unable to test it due to the lack of a coronavirus patient in Sri Lanka, the Daily Mirror learns.

Officials from the Institute, had informed Health Minister, Pavithra Wanniarachchi, that the present ayurvedic medicines used to cure viruses such as dengue and other contagious diseases could possibly help cure the coronavirus, as it helped strengthen the patient's immune system.

Some Chinese nationals in Sri Lanka have already contacted the institute, over obtaining the necessary ayurvedic medicines in order to alert their families in China.

The Health Ministry, noting that Sri Lanka's ayurvedic medicines may help cure the coronavirus, has instructed the Sri Lanka Ayurveda Medical Council to further research on these medicines and inform the government.

As soon as the coronavirus outbreak began infecting people globally in January, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed health authorities to collect information from experts in indigenous and western medicine to find a remedy to cure those affected with coronavirus.

Currently, the Health Ministry said three patients were under investigation on suspicions of the coronavirus in Sri Lanka, 2 at the Infectious Disease Hospital and 1 at the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital. Two out of the three are foreign nationals. (JAMILA HUSAIN)

  Comments - 9

  • People Tuesday, 18 February 2020 04:52 AM

    So Veda mathaya can go to sins. Bye

    Lalith Siriwardena Tuesday, 18 February 2020 05:23 AM

    Black seed (black cummin seed) oil ) work well as a immunity booster for coronavirus.

    Medic Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:42 AM

    Import several cases from Wuhan.

    Imtiaz Muhsin Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:45 AM

    How unscientific. We have a cure that has not been tested on any patient as yet.

    Don Tuesday, 18 February 2020 07:50 AM

    Why don't we transfer all these infectious disease patients to Ayurvedic hospital?

    ANTON Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:19 AM


    RIkzy Jezuli Tuesday, 18 February 2020 08:37 AM

    How can they call it a cure if they haven't tested on patients? The title should have said "potential cure". Shameful reporting! Not a good thing to clickbait like this when 1000s people are suffering and in dire need of help.

    Logan Tuesday, 18 February 2020 09:36 AM

    Doctors would try to discredit this Ayurveda breakthrough to save their bogus reputation as experts in health matters. All doctors do is prescribe the medicines made by Scientists.

    samson de silva Tuesday, 18 February 2020 10:08 AM

    "Sri Lanka's ayurvedic medicines may help cure the coronavirus" Sure ayurvedic medicine may cure the virus. However, will it cure humans infected with coronavirus? That is the million dollar question. If the this thing has not been tested, for lack of patients or for any other reason, how do you know that it would work?

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