Ancient herb kariyat might ease virus symptoms, says Thai doctor


The bitter-tasting kariyat is said to be good for relieving cold symptoms.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): The best available protection against the recently identified coronavirus 2019-nCoV might be kariyat, an herbal remedy that’s been used in ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.

Dr Pakakrong Kwankhao, head of Chaopraya Abhaiphubejhr Hospital’s Centre for Evidence-based Thai Traditional and Herbal Medicine, noted that the virus’ symptoms resemble those of the common cold, “which can be difficult to separate from the common flu”.

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