This article is from Aug 14, 2021

Does a medicine with tender coconut cure Corona in 2 hours in Indonesia ?


A medicine to cure corona in just two hours has been found in Indonesia. A concoction of tender coconut water, a teaspoon of salt, a spoon of honey with half lemon squeezed is consumed by the people and they get cured of corona in the next two hours. Their covid test results turn negative three days after the consumption of this concoction once. Generally, people are intaking it once or twice a week. This famous medicine from Indonesia is now have spread to Malaysia.



In the pandemic situation where the whole world is struggling to get back to normal, information claiming that Indonesian medicine cures corona in two hours is being circulated on social media. We were asked to check the authenticity of the claim by our followers.

What is the Truth?

When we searched for Indonesian medicine with tender coconut, salt, honey and lemon juice, we found that the claim is being shared in different languages including Indonesian.

Ari Fahrial Syam, Professor of internal medicine and dean of the University of Indonesian medical school, told AFP, “That’s a hoax, false news. The purported remedy has not been scientifically proven as a Covid-19 cure. As of now, there is no modern or herbal medicine that can effectively kill Covid-19”.

Zullies Ikawati, a pharmacology professor at Gadjah Mada University in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, told AFP, “The claim is baseless”, reported AFP article dated 22nd June.

Neither the Indonesian government nor the doctors have informed that consuming tender coconut with salt, honey and lemon juice cures covid in 2 hours. In fact, Indonesian doctors have denied the claim.

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