Combining ginger in any of its forms with, honey, and lemon to cure COVID-19 has been one of the many concoctions that have been circulating online. However, this has been proven to be false information by scientists.
While it may be one of the ingredients that can help boost our immune systems it does not cure or prevent you from contracting the COVID-19 virus. Here is what you need to know.
Ginger, garlic, lemon & honey are not the cure
Social media has become an increasing popular news platform where many of us stay informed on what is happening around the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it has also given rise to false information and myths, which can have dire consequences.
The most viral post claims that boiling ginger and drinking or eating it on an empty stomach for three days can prevent you from contracting COVID-19. There have been similar remarks on other home remedies, but the World Health Organisation (WHO) and scientists have warned against this saying it will not protect you or clear you from COVID-19.
Eating or drinking hot ginger will not cure or prevent you from COVID-19. The manner in which the virus spreads in your body by entering your cells and making copies of itself to spread throughout your body is a complex process that cannot be solely cured by consuming ginger.
The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19
As the world’s leading scientists and health practitioners work their way towards finding a vaccine, it is crucial to follow COVID-19 guidelines to protect yourself and those around you. It is important to always remember to:
Stick to social distancing regulations by avoiding physical contact with people outside of your home. Should you feel sick, it is best to stay at home and self-quarantine until you are feeling better or advised by your doctor.
Wearing a mask is the best preventative measure at the moment but remember that it is not the only measure that you need to follow to protect you from COVID-19.
Washing your hands should be combined with wearing a mask. Make sure that you use soap water and scrub your hands for a good 20-30 seconds before rinsing well. Sanitize your hands frequently and disinfect surfaces whenever possible to avoid the spread of the disease.