Controversy Emerges as Patanjali Release its New Medicine; Is This Medicine Effective?

Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Tuesday launched Patanjali’s Coronil tablet,
which, according to him, is a clinically tested and evidence-based
medicine that can cure Covid-19. He said there were several ayurvedic
medicines that can enhance the immunity of a person.

“Coming up with a clinically tested, evidence-based medicine was a
challenge,” he said. Addressing mediapersons, he claimed that Covid
patients who consumed Coronil were fully cured. Mortality was nil.
According to him, 69 per cent of them recovered within three days of
consumption.

Talking about evaluation process, Acharya Balkrishna, close aide of
Baba Ramdev and MD of Patanjali Ayurved said, “We appointed a team of
scientists after COVID-19 outbreak.” He added that Patanjali conducted
a clinical case study on hundreds of positive patients. All this
monitoring was done scientifically and meticulously.

Patanjali has claimed that the clinical trials which were controlled
in nature, was jointly conducted by Patanjali Research Institute which
is based out of Haridwar and the National Institute of Medical
Sciences, Jaipur.

Ramdev said, “Under this 280 patients were included and 100 per cent
of those recovered. There are more than 100 compounds used in the
Coronil.” An entire kit is being made for that which consists of other
Ayurvedic medicine as well which helps in immunity. The entire kit
comes at Rs 600. However, he claimed that it will be given for free to
those living below the poverty line.

As for doses, Panajali prescribes: “2-2 tablets should be consumed
with hot water half an hour after meals. The above mentioned drug
intake and quantity is suitable for people between 15 to 80 years of
age. Half the amount of the above mentioned medicines can be used for
children between the age of 6 to 14 years.” These are the written
instructions on the pack.


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