By Rakesh Vuppu On March 19th, 2020

A message that scientists have found a cure for Coronavirus and that it is the drinking of bitter gourd juice that will cause the virus to fade away in two hours is making rounds on social media. Let’s check the authenticity of the message in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: Scientists have found that drinking bitter gourd juice can cure Coronavirus.

Fact: The World Health Organization (WHO) or the Ministry for Health & Family Welfare (India) hasn’t announced that drinking bitter gourd juice will cure Coronavirus. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has clarified that the message is ‘fake’. So, the claim is FALSE.  

When searched if drinking bitter gourd juice was found to cure Coronavirus, information corroborating it wasn’t found either on the World Health Organization (WHO) website or on the Ministry for Health & Family Welfare (India) website. The Press Information Bureau (PIB) has debunked the claim in the message and clarified that the information is fake.

During the search process, it was found that bitter gourd juice has many health benefits. It-

  1. Has high nutrition value
  2. Good for diabetes
  3. Helps digestion
  4. Boosts weight loss

To conclude, ‘Bitter Gourd’ juice is good for health, but scientists have not found it to be a cure for Coronavirus.

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Originally published at Factly