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Thai herb studied for alternative Covid-19 treatment




PHOTO: Thai Herb "Fah Talai Jone"

A study on the efficacy of a Thai herb for treating Covid-19 will move forward after a trial which alternative medicine officials say had promising results. Although, the trial was basic and only involved 6 people.

Initial results show that the herb “andrographis paniculata,” or “fah talai jone” in Thai, can improve patients’ conditions and relieve symptoms without major side effects.

The second phase of the study aims to confirm whether the herb is efficient and safe in treating the patients alongside standard treatment, according to the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine.

Following the new wave of infections last month, the department teamed up with Samut Prakan Hospital to launch a pilot study, but just on 6 patients. The 6 Covid-19 patients were given 180 grammes of the herb extracts each day. By the third day, their conditions of cough, sore throat, phlegm, runny nose, muscle pain, and headache had gradually improved.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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    brian mc

    Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    I’d do my own study into this, but I don’t have the thyme.

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 8:08 am

    it is not 180 grammes but 180 mg. (0.180 g)
    Hope they correct the mistake soon

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    Jesus Monroe

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 11:12 am

    Ive got the thyme if your patient……

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 1:48 pm

    I can bay leaf believe it.

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    Friday, January 29, 2021 at 5:10 pm

    Now that Hemp is legal to grow in Thailand they can mix the 2 together.. Best of both worlds

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    Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    More information on Andrographis and COVID-19 is being compiled and updated here:

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