A WhatsApp message has been circulating about a healing formula of a mixture of young coconut water with lime and salt. It is said that this mixture is a ‘God-sent’ potent gift that can kill the COVID-19 virus.
What was the claim of this ‘gift from God’?
The claim was that a person who is positive for COVID-19 only needs to drink this mixture and the virus will be gone within 1 hour. The message said it guarantees it! Since the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced, there has been a lot of claims and ‘miracle cures’ put out by irresponsible parties some stating that they have the answer to the world’s current situation and some even downplaying the seriousness of the situation.
Scientific evidence has shown that it is not clinically proven that the mixture can kill the COVID-19 virus. This was substantiated by Prof. Dr Zullies Ikawati, a Pharmacologist from the Gadjah Mada University. That means it is NOT TRUE and no one should believe it.
What should readers be aware of about the Coconut water, Lime and Salt mixture?
According to Prof Dr Zullies, the public should not accept this claim as it is not supported by any medical evidence whatsoever. As such, it is misleading content and is absolutely not true. In fact, having a high intake of salt could cause hypertension.