Posted May 12, 2020

FDA Warns Seller of "COVID-19 Cough Syrup"

On May 8, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Seanjari Preeti Womb Healing, L.L.C. for selling its product COVID-19 Cough Syrup with unsupported claims that it can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company was promoting COVID-19 Cough Syrup, a honey-based product, with statements such as "COVID-19 COUGH Syrup... THIS IS VERY STRONG MOLASSES... A tablespoon to a cup of hot water. Drink this honey daily. Will cause frequent urination. Stay hydrated. Drink only water while detoxing with this honey... designed to remove waste from internal and external cells" and "COVIDXIX SYRUP this is over 175 ingredients t [sic] requires three days of preparation... We added over 175 herbs to syrup... This is very strong."

The FDA has previously stated: "There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over-the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)."

The agency instructed the companies to send an email to COVID-19-Task-Force-CDER@fda.hhs.gov within 48 hours of receipt of the warning, describing the specific steps they have taken to correct these violations.  

For more information about essential oils and COVID-19, see ConsumerLab's answer to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)?

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