“The ministry’s Anti-Fake News Centre contacted the Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine and the Ministry of Public Health to verify this information and was told that there was no concrete evidence to substantiate the claim that the potion could help immumise against the new coronavirus.
“Dioscorea japonica, or Japanese mountain yams, in yellow colour are high in beta-carotene, which helps improve eyesight and the immunity system, while those in purple colour are high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant that could help prevent the occurrence of cancer,” said the department.
“Meanwhile, ginger could help relive heartburns, colic and in some cases improve appetite. They are both good for your health but cannot immunise against Covid-19.”
For more information, please contact Department of Thai Traditional and Alternative Medicine at tel. 02 5917007, or www.dtam.moph.go.th. To report any fake news, visit website www.antifakenewscenter.com.
Published : January 02, 2021
By : THE NATION