By Akhil Reddy On February 5th, 2020

A post is being shared widely on social media with a claim that one bowl of freshly boiled garlic water can cure the disease caused by the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be found here.

Claim: 2019 novel Coronavirus can be cured by one bowl of freshly boiled garlic.

Fact: World Health Organization (WHO) has issued a clarification that garlic may have some antimicrobial properties but there is no evidence that it can protect people from the 2019 novel Coronavirus. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.

When searched for information on garlic and its efficacy to cure Coronavirus, it was found that the World Health Organization (WHO) has already issued a clarification, regarding garlic, on its website. On the WHO website, it can be read that ‘garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.’ Also, on the website, it can be read that ‘to date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the novel coronavirus’.

Many other myths regarding the novel Coronavirus have been busted by WHO, which can be seen below.

To sum it up, ‘Garlic is healthy but no evidence that it protects people from the new Coronavirus’, says WHO.

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Originally published at Factly