For months, ideas on treatments for COVID-19 have been tossed around by many doctors, medical professionals, politicians, and other public figures. Antimalarial medications and other viral vaccines seem to be suggested the most and have the best possibility to work as a treatment. Hydroxychloroquine was the antimalarial medication that came up the most. Initial test trials found it to be effective in patients with COVID-19. Now a large study suggests that hydroxychloroquine doesn't help some patients with COVID-19. It seems that this virus is strange in many ways and acts differently in people, making it hard to come up with standard treatment. Perhaps the answer lies in nature, with promising results coming from an organic herbal tonic made from indigenous plants in Madagascar.
The idea of an herbal tonic as a treatment for COVID-19 doesn't come without controversy. The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly warned that the COVID-Organics drink, which Madagascar's President Rajoelina has touted as a remedy against the deadly coronavirus, has not been clinically tested. Artemisia is the main ingredient in COVID-Organics, along with other indigenous herbs. This plant has proven antimalarial properties, and President Rajoelina claims that the COVID-Organics tonic made with it has cured all the patients treated.
Madagascar has reported 171 coronavirus infections and 105 recoveries to date, with no deaths. President Rajoelina went even further to say that "The patients who have healed have taken no other product than COVID-Organics." These results show the power of the plants and herbs that mother nature provides us to cure our ailments and keep us healthy. While many western medications have turned out to be harmful, the long history of traditional medicine, in places like Madagascar, shows us that nature's cures may work better than western medicine.
While this information demonstrates the potential for the treatment of COVID-19, I must inform you that we are not doctors here, nor is this an official recommendation for the treatment of COVID-19. We are just sharing information about the potential for organic treatment options for COVID-19. Luckily, the WHO announced on Thursday that it is in contact with Madagascar and will begin testing the tonic. If the clinical study shows the same results that President Rajoelina claims, then we will know that mother nature knows best for sure.