Patanjali’s Coronil medicine came under severe criticism upon its launch. The AYUSH Ministry now approved the sales of Patanjali’s Coronil but not as a Corona cure but as an immunity booster.
Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali issued a clarification in this regard. Ramdev retracts from his earlier statement and denied claims of calling the new medicine a “Coronavirus cure”.
Offiial statement of Patanjali read, “That it is denied, we have made any medicine named as ‘Corona Kit’. We have only packed the following medicines – ‘Divya Swasari Vati’, “Divya Coronil Tablet’ & ‘Divya Anu Tail’ in a shipping/packaging carton for shipping purpose.”
The statement further adds, “Further we have not commercially sold any kit named as ‘Coronil Kit’ nor we have publicized it against the treatment of Corona (COVID- 19), instead of that we have only promoted the successful trial of the medicine before media,”
Acharya Balkrishna also issued a statement in this regard and said. “We never told the medicine (coronil) can cure or control corona, We cited Coronil as ayurvedic medicine for immunity boosting, fever, cough and allergic problems”.
Earlier Coronil tablet was launched for treatment of coronavirus patient. CEO of Patanjali Ayurved Acharya Balkrishna then claimed, “We conducted a clinical case study on hundreds of positive patients and we have got 100 per cent favourable results”.
Baba Ramdev also claimed at the time of Coronil launch, “The whole country and the world was waiting for medicine or vaccines for corona. We are proud to announce that the first Ayurvedic, clinically controlled trial based evidence and research-based medicine has been prepared by the combined efforts of Patanjali Research Centre and NIMS,”