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Quick Fact Check: Fake Post Claiming Fenugreek Seed Tape Can Cure Throat Infection During COVID-19 Resurfaces

  • By Vishvas News
  • Updated: November 19, 2020

New Delhi (Vishvas News): A video has been shared on Vishvas News Whatsapp Chatbot with a claim: Fenugreek seeds applied on a tape strip if pasted on the thumb and left overnight, it can beat throat infection during coronavirus. Vishvas News had earlier investigated the claim and found it to be fake.

Claim

The video with a Youtube Link shared on Vishvas News Whatsapp Chatbot claims that Fenugreek seeds applied on a tape strip if pasted on the thumb and left overnight, it can beat throat infection during coronavirus.

The archived version of the Youtube Link can be checked here.

Investigation

Fenugreek is an herb and a common ingredient in Indian dishes and if consumed can have certain health benefits but, there is no evidence that it can cure coronavirus of throat infections completely.

Vishvas News spoke to Dr. Vimal N, an Ayurveda doctor in the Ministry of AYUSH, the claim in the video is fake. “This fenugreek seed tape isn’t the cure for coronavirus. Tea made of fenugreek seeds can relieve sore throat temporarily but it cannot be said that it can cure coronavirus,” he said.

We also spoke to an acupuncture specialist in Dr. Lohiya Acupuncture Centre regarding the viral video. He said: “This is fake. There are points for the throat in hands and we put pressure on those points for relieving throat infections. We perform classic acupuncture on those points. But, this is a fake claim that pasting fenugreek seed tape on the thumb can cure a sore throat. This is completely fake.”

The complete fact check can be checked here.

Conclusion

Post claiming Fenugreek seed tape is a cure for throat infection during COVID-19 has resurfaced. Health experts have refuted the viral claim.

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  • Claim Review : Fenugreek Seed Tape Can Cure Throat Infection During COVID-19
  • Claimed By : Whatsapp user
  • Fact Check : False
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