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Posted October 12, 2020

Griffo Botanicals Warned for COVID-19 Claims

On October 7, 2020, the FDA issued a warning letter to Griffo Botanicals for selling various herbal products, including BaseCamp, Gan Mao, Febris, Fortifend, Xiao Chai Hu, HuBei #1, Qing Fei Pai Du, Solis, and WuHan #2, 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 "Did you know that hospitals in HuBei and WuHan published Chinese herbal guidelines for treatment of COVID-19 in its various stages and presentations? Griffo Botanicals has produced 4 new COVID formulas based on these guidelines" and "Did you know that a variation of Xiao chai hu Tang is part of the herbal protocol used by Wuhan hospital for early stage COVID-19 symptoms?"

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?

For more information, use the link below.

Warning Letter: Griffo Botanicals

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