Claims have been circulating online stating that kalonji or black cumin seeds contain 100% Hydroxychloroquine which can cure Coronavirus.
This is the same drug that US President Donald Trump asked to be exported from India for curing coronavirus.
The posts further claim that Hydroxychloroquine is 100% present in Kalonji seeds, and people should take half teaspoon of it.
Fact about kalonji preventing Corona is true but method is wrong. You have to first heat some mustard oil in a pan.Then add some saunf,jeera mustard,methi dana & then some kalonji seeds.Mix them well & after the seeds start popping,just sit on the pan. Corona will never touch you pic.twitter.com/2ayidADAaR
— Adv. Tufail Gilani (@GilaniTufail) April 11, 2020
Mere nabi ne 1409 sal pahale kaha tha BREAKING NEWS! Treatment for #coronavirus to be approved and the drug component is called Hydroxychloroquine which is a derivative of thymoquinone (TQ), which is the component of Black Seed (nigella sativa/Kalonji seed) And gue
It was predic pic.twitter.com/Er9906Padt
— Shahezad makwani (@Shahezadmakwan4) April 8, 2020
Please Take 7-10 seeds of Kalonji Before Meals.
May Allah Take Care Of All Ummat-e-Mohammadiya. pic.twitter.com/ZzXdtK3IRa
— Jamaluddin Siddiqui (@JamaluddinSid15) April 9, 2020
NewsMobile fact-checked the above posts and found them to be false.
We checked on the National Center for Biotechnology Information for the chemical composition of Kalonji seeds. Hydroxychloroquine was not listed as one of the components.
This was further confirmed on official websites of other sources – the chemical composition does not state Hydroxychloroquine.
We also checked the WHO website for cures of Coronavirus, and it reiterated that there is no cure for COVID-19.
Hence, it is false and Kalonji seeds do not contain hydroxychloroquine and will not aid in the prevention of the Coronavirus.
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