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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 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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