Patanjali Ayurved Limited on Tuesday launched 'Coronil and Swasari' tablets, claiming it is a cure for treating Covid-19. Patanjali claimed the Ayurvedic cure helped "100% patients recover within seven days."
The company said it came up with the "research-based medicine" and conducted clinical trials in joint efforts with National Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS), Jaipur.
Patanjali has also launched a "Corona Kit" in which these drugs are available.
"We are proud to announce that the first Ayurvedic, clinically controlled trial based evidence and research-based medicine has been prepared by the combined efforts of Patanjali Research Centre and NIMS," Yoga Guru Ramdev quoted as saying by news agency ANI at a press conference.
Ramdev added that the research found "69% patients recovered in three days and 100% patients recovered in seven days."
The efficacy of Patanjali's medicine on Covid cure has not been corroborated by any independent medical body yet. There is currently no drug in the world which has been proven to cure or prevent COVID-19.
Explaining the clinical trials conducted, Ramdev said, "We conducted two trials of these, first clinical controlled study, which took place in Delhi, Ahmedabad, among many other cities. Under this 280 patients were included and 100 per cent of those recovered. We were able to control Corona and its complications in this. After this the all-important clinical control trial was conducted."
He also said that necessary approvals for conducting the trials of medicine on patients had been taken from competent authorities.
"We appointed a team of scientists after COVID-19 outbreak," said Balkrishna, Ramdev's close aide and MD of Patanjali Ayurved.
He said that in the next few days, data of the trail will be released as evidence to bolster claims, IANS reported.
He said Ayurvedic elements are being used in the tablet. "There are more than 100 compounds used in the Coronil," he added. The entire Corona kit consists of other Ayurvedic medicine as well which helps in building immunity. The entire kit comes at around Rs 600. However, he claimed that it will be given for free to those living below the poverty line, according to IANS.
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