Doctor warns of negative effects of concotions amid Covid

A medical doctor has warned of negative effects over the assorted concotions people are taking as a preventive measure to the raging Covid-19.

Brightly coloured fruits and vegetables tend to contain the most antioxidants, because the compounds are often pigmented (Credit: Getty Images)

People have resorted to taking ginger, garlic, lemons, soda and other herbs in the belief that the concotions can fight the covid-19 which continues to claim more lives.

The doctor, who does not want to be named, says it is emerging and being observed  now at ABC Hospital in Lilongwe that a lot of people are being diagnosed with chest pains, gastrointestinal upsets and high amylase enzyme in their blood from taking too much lemons, ginger and other concoctions in efforts to prevent or treat Covid 19.

“Lemons have ascorbic acid and stomach has hydrochloric acid which all combine to scotch people’s stomach and intestinal lining causing ulcers in the process. “After that, the lemon juice gets alkalinized and mix with alkaline digestive juices in the intestines and cause too much alkalinity in the intestines leading to indigestion and full abdomen,” says the doctor.

He says ginger has some elements which disturb pancreas function leading to high amylase and pancreatitis which in the long run may end up in diabetes.

“So, don’t take too much of these things guys, if there is any among us who is using these concoctions, guys, samalani ndithu.

Avoid taking too much aloevera too, our nutritionist also says Aloevera has some element which predisposes people to oesophageal/gullet cancer,” he says.

He says the ministry of Health in its guidelines has just advised people to lead a healthy life style which include good diet, exercises, basic Covid prevention measures e.g masking, hygiene etc

The doctor  says taking too much sodium bicarbonate increases sodium content in the body hence water retention leading to hypertension.

 

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Clara
Clara
6 months ago

Does ABC have doctors also?? Natural fruits & vegetables are just ok. Our bodies easily balance up these naturals unlike conventional drugs

Justice for all
Justice for all
6 months ago

Everything too much is poison and u don’t need doctors warning but herbs are are good remedies for this covid

Ten Caesars
6 months ago

Umbuli ndi ma bwana omwe!

Upile
Upile
6 months ago

ABC Lilongwe denied this story. Kodi you just report unverified WhatsApp forwarded gossip on this website? I thought journalism is verified?

Chisale
Chisale
6 months ago

Too much of any thing is dangerous. Even too much water can kill you. You do not have to wait for a doctor’s warning.

malawian
malawian
6 months ago

nyasatimes please verify information before writing an article. we are in hard time and you artcles are read by many , if not fully verified it will cause problems

Jah
Jah
6 months ago

Situation getting out of hand anthu angomwa zilizonse

malawy
malawy
6 months ago

what is concotion?

Bonya
Bonya
6 months ago

Did you verify this with ABC? ABC says this is fake news

BigMan
BigMan
6 months ago

Too much of anything is………

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