Manipur scientist develops immunity booster ginger tea: report

A recent media report published in a regional English daily said that a scientist from the north-eastern state of Manipur has formulated a immunity booster ginger tea and non-alcoholic beer under the brand name 3Gingers to provide protection against COVID-19 and to give relief to patients infected with the virus.

The report published in the August 3 edition of the Assam Tribune newspaper said that 3Gingers was prepared by blending three species of zingiber (ginger), which have been traditionally used for treatment of cold, cough, flu and many other ailments.

The report quoted the Managing director and chief scientist of Imphal-based Kwaklei and Khonggunmelei Orchids Pvt Ltd Dr Rajkumar Kishor as saying that with no effective therapeutic drugs or vaccine available at the moment to treat this dreaded viral disease, mankind has to resort to herbal medicines which are time tested through civilizations and act as immunity boosters as well as concoctions for respiratory infections like cold, cough, and flu.

“Therapeutic use of the blend of the three gingers for treatment of COVID-19 can only be verified after a systematic scientific investigation along with proper clinical trials,” Dr Kishor told the newspaper.