Consuming Garlic and Ginger for Prevent COVID-19
Windowofworld.com – COVID-19 disease, including its prevention and treatment, is becoming a lively discussion in the community. Lately, even news has emerged that ginger and garlic can prevent transmission of COVID-19. So, is that true?
Until now, COVID-19 has infected more than 85 thousand people from various countries. Mild symptoms caused by this virus can mimic flu symptoms, such as sore throat, runny nose, headache, cough, and fever.
Since there have been 2 Indonesians who were reported positively infected by the Corona virus, there have been concerns about the transmission of this disease in Indonesia. As a result, many people are looking for ways to protect themselves from this infection. One of them is by consuming ginger and garlic.
Can Ginger and Garlic Prevent COVID-19?
Garlic does contain compounds that have antibacterial, antiviral, and antioxidant properties that are good for health. In fact, the distinctive smell is believed to increase the work of white blood cells in the fight against viruses that cause coughs and colds.
In addition, regular consumption of several cloves of garlic per day is also believed to reduce cholesterol and blood fat levels, and reduce the risk of hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Even so, there is no evidence that consumption of garlic can prevent COVID-19.
Ginger contains an active compound called gingerol which is thought to fight respiratory syncytial virus that causes respiratory tract infections. Spices that have a somewhat spicy taste are also proven to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
The use of ginger in pregnant women has been shown to reduce nausea. In addition, ginger is also thought to reduce pain in arthritis and menstruation, and relieve dyspepsia.
However, as with garlic, there is no evidence that ginger can prevent or treat Corona virus infection.
The most effective prevention of COVID-19 is by washing hands, keeping a distance from people suspected of being infected with the Corona virus, and maintaining endurance.
It doesn’t hurt if you want to eat garlic and ginger. Besides being able to increase endurance, these two herbs can also add flavor to your food.
Even so, remember that garlic and ginger have not been proven to prevent Corona virus infection, let alone cure it. If you experience flu symptoms, such as cough, runny nose, and fever, do not hesitate to see a doctor immediately, yes.