Fact Check: Can Two Drops Of Lemon Juice In The Nose Kill Coronavirus? Here Is The Truth

A video is being shared on social media in which a man is talking about a home remedy to treat COVID-19 infection. In the video, it is being claimed that one can treat COVID-19 infection simply by putting a few drops of lemon juice in nostrils.

A Facebook user shared the video with a caption that translates to, “Absolute remedy for corona.”

In this video, a person can be heard explaining how one can treat COVID-19 infection by following some simple steps and also states that lemon will give the same protection as the vaccine.

He further suggests that one should put 2-3 drops of lemon juice in the nose as it purifies the nose, ears, throat and all parts of the heart in just 5 seconds. The person seen in the video also claims that this is a tried and tested remedy, and several people have recovered using it.

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FACT CHECK

NewsMobile fact-checked this post and found the claims made in this is misleading. 

We did not find any such information given out by any credible health organization.

On further checking, under the Fact and Fiction topic on the World Health Organization’s website, we found a rebuttal clearly stating that there is no scientific evidence that lemon or turmeric can cure COVID-19 infection.

However, WHO recommends the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables to maintain a healthy diet. 


The same information is also available on the health-desk.org website. 


The Press Information Bureau’s fact-checking arm, PIB Fact Check also dismissed the claims being made in the viral video.

Taking to Twitter, PIB Fact Check wrote, “A video is being shared on social media which claims that putting just 2 drops of lemon juice in the nose will kill Coronavirus immediately. #PIBFactCheck: – The claim made in the video is # fake. There is no scientific evidence that # Covid19 can be eliminated by adding lemon juice to the nose.”

Therefore, the claim made in this viral video suggesting drops of lemon juice in the nose can cure COVID-19 is false.

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