The medicines were first developed by the traditional Chinese medicine remedies and later subjected to screening by many academics and experts on the front line.
According to agency statement, the products originate from ancient Chinese prescriptions and come in granular form. They were first developed by the TCM remedies and later subjected to screening by many academics and experts on the front line.
The three products are “lung-clearing and detoxing granules,” “dampness-resolving and detoxing granules,” and “lung-diffusing and detoxing granules,” said the statement.
While critics believe these medicines are based on unsubstantiated theories, they have been in use for many decades. This approval comes even as the safety of TCMs is still debated in China.
President Xi Jinping, a TCM advocate, sees these ancient remedies as a source of national pride and has on occasions encouraged doctors to resort to them for treatment of the Covid-19 infection,
Tens of thousands of Covid-19 patients received herbal remedies alongside mainstream antiviral drugs last year, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.
China has 89,952 Covid-19 patients, and the country’s death toll is at 4,636, according to Worldometer, a real-time statistics provider website.
Jemma Lucy ( Editor Newspresslive)