In Madagascar, the fight against coronavirus has taken the form of a caramel brown liquid. Distributed in plastic bottles, five-liter cans or in the form of tea bags for infusion, the product, called Covid-Organics (CVO), would be effective in “seven days” according to Andry Rajoelina. The Madagascan president no longer appears in public without his bottle. The exact composition of this “remedy”, officially released on April 20, has not been released to the public. We just know that it is made from artemisia and other endemic plants of the island, which abounds in it. Its effectiveness remains surrounded by gray areas. First presented by Rajoelina as a curative treatment, which would have allowed the healing of two patients, Covid-Organics is now put forward for its preventive values, which would strengthen the immune system.
With the arrival of the coronavirus in Africa, remedies from the traditional pharmacopoeia have emerged in many countries, such as C
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