Posted October 2, 2020

Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir Bar Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On September 29, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir Bar for selling various herbal products, including Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir Bar, with unsupported claims that they can treat coronavirus (COVID-19).

The agency emphasized that there are currently no approved treatments for the virus and 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).

Herbal products were promoted with statements such as "There are dozens of antiviral herbs in this world, but I'm choosing a few select ones that seem to fit this virus the best... Japanese Honeysuckle -a potent antiviral herb with a long history of use in Eastern medicine... Chinese Skullcap (Huang Qin)- another Chinese herb used for fever and infection" and "Is Elderberry Safe?... I would personally use elder to treat myself or my family if I suspected that one of us caught the coronavirus." 

The FDA instructed the company 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. 

See ConsumerLab's answers to the question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?

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Warning Letter: Tonic Therapeutic Herb Shop & Elixir Bar

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