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Why Coronil working or not against Covid makes no difference to Ramdev or his Patanjali

After claiming to ‘cure’ homosexuality and manufacturing medicine that ‘helps’ women conceive a male child, Ramdev is back with Coronil, an Ayurvedic concoction for Covid-19.

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He claims to ‘cure’ homosexuality. He manufactures ‘medicine’ that can help women give birth to a male child. And now he is certain he has found a ‘cure’ for Covid-19, even though doctors and medical researchers world over are exercising extreme caution about their supposed vaccines despite several rounds of testing. But not businessman Ramdev. Exactly a month after starting trials on Covid-19 patients to test an Ayurvedic concoction named ‘Coronil’, Ramdev on Tuesday launched a blitzkrieg on TV and in newspapers, promoting the kit that is priced at Rs 545.

Within hours of the product launch, the AYUSH Ministry asked Patanjali to stop advertising the drug, but Ramdev was steadfast in his defence that he has all the approvals. Later, the licence officer in the Uttarakhand Ayurveda Department revealed that Patanjali’s “application didn’t mention coronavirus”.

What is it about Ramdev and Patanjali that makes the Narendra Modi government and the middle-class Indians accept their tall claims and somewhat questionable medical practices? Covid-19 is not a mild irritant that the effects of quackery can be ignored.

During a news debate on Coronil’s launch, AYUSH Minister Shripad Naik kept repeating the same thing about ‘waiting’ for Patanjali’s documents before commenting on whether Ramdev’s company had violated protocols for clinical trials, which were conducted “only on young and healthy patients and not on high-risk ones such as the elderly or those with co-morbidities”. Naik even said that the notice to Patanjali is only to seek clarification and that his government “actually wants to help them”.


Also read: Coronil got approval to treat cough and fever, but Patanjali sold it as ‘Covid cure’


Ayurveda and Hinduism

Patanjali serves and fulfils the Hindu Right wish of mainstreaming Ayurveda, an alternate system of medicine. Dhanvantari, an avatar of Hindu god Vishnu, is associated with Ayurveda. Patanjali’s positioning accords it an instant pass on contentious claims. Not only that, it probably lends Ramdev a proximity to the government. In May 2017, PM Modi had even inaugurated a multi-crore research centre of Patanjali, where Ramdev had honoured him with the title of “Rashtra Rishi”.

Famous for popularising yoga, Ramdev’s reach among the middle-class households is further strengthened with Patanjali’s Ayurvedic products, which makes his dubious claims about ‘Coronil’ more dangerous. For decades, Indian households have resorted to easily procured Ayurvedic treatment for fever, cough and other minor ailments. The expensive allopathic medicine and accessing healthcare in private hospitals is out of reach for many. In such scenarios, Ayurvedic medicines, which are harmless and come with the added religious association, become more agreeable.

Which is why presenting ‘Coronil’ as a cure for coronavirus could have disastrous effects on many — people who will choose it over going to the doctor or alerting others, people who will believe it is best for them without researching the product, and people who will fall for its misleading advertising.


Also read: Just 45 healthy cases, interim results, no peer review ⁠— how Patanjali found ‘Covid cure’


Dubious past

In December 2016, Patanjali was fined Rs 11 lakh for “misleading ads”, “misbranding” and “misrepresentation” of its products. This was done after samples of Patanjali honey, salt, mustard oil, jam and besan failed to meet quality standards. This was after advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI), had already pulled up ‘Patanjali Dant Kanti’ for “misleading” and “unsubstantiated” ads in July earlier that year.

In April 2017, the Indian military suspended the sale of a popular Patanjali’s Ayurvedic Amla juice to soldiers after the product tested unfit for “consumption.” That same month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Haryana judged Patanjali cow ghee as “substandard and unsafe”.

These are only a few of Patanjali’s golden products found to be misleading and misbranded.

Earlier, the government data shared in the Lok Sabha revealed that complaints had been received against 33 of Patanjali’s advertisements between April 2015-July 2016.

Not only that, Patanjali founder Ramdev has called homosexuality a “genetic disease”. His doctors at Patanjali’s medical stores have been found judging homosexuality as “a mental disorder” that can be cured by, among other things, “staring at the sun through flowing water”, “putting almond oil in the nostrils”, and “thinking differently”.


Also read: Patanjali intent behind ‘Covid cure’ not wrong but should’ve followed protocol: Ayush minister


A responsibility

With ‘Coronil’, Ramdev is once again trying to lure the emotions of middle-class families, for the purpose of expanding his empire. But it serves another purpose — it offers the Hindu Right a way to assert its claim of being ‘the first’ to find a ‘cure’ for the coronavirus even as renowned medical scientists around the world struggle to come up with a vaccine. Over the last few years, all past glories, discoveries and achievements have been put at the feet of Hinduism. From aeroplane (‘pushpak viman’) to ‘plastic surgery’, scientific successes have been adjudged as the brainchild of a Hindu mind.

Ramdev with his Ayurvedic empire fits neatly into this pattern and his ‘Coronil’ is just an extension of that. It reaffirms the average Hindu belief that Ayurveda has the solution for everything. And the Covid pandemic is perhaps the biggest chance to make that claim travel world-wide.

This is what Ramdev’s quick call to launch ‘Coronil’ aims to achieve — to be the first to make the claim. The larger crowd is not bothered about the efficacy of the claim anyway. For it, anything that Ramdev says is truth that doesn’t need any verification.

The AYUSH Ministry’s response won’t take away from Ramdev’s credibilities and he will be out with another product in a few months. It’s a win-win situation.

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87 COMMENTS

  1. Sure How can a baba cure a novel virus??? How it possible? How? How? How? A indian baba can’t cure a novel virus even Indian scientist can’t find cure BUT…..
    Baba’s coronil is working on corona patient.
    I repeat my sentence in capital letter
    CORONIL IS WORKING ON CORONA PATIENT. This is surely a big slap on anti indian’s face.

    • Don’t bullshit man.
      You don’t know what working means. You don’t know what a study is.
      It does not do anything. Most people will get better with or without treatment. Baba will carefully select healthy positive cases who will get better anyway and call it cure. Only uneducated people are fooled by these tactics, but that is most Indians.

      Coronil is a slap on bhakts.

      • Are you scientist or Doctor?
        You are also as dumb as print.
        When someone make a claim he must make a clinical trial but then you fart that that is carefully chosen person.
        How do you know he carefully chosen people? Have you any evidence? you are the people who blame other based on your filth Mind.. Stupid

    • your comment burn ass of print ha ha ha..
      They are anti Sanatani Sankriti and Indian Knowledge….
      They are just a dumb follower of Karl Marxs who was pet by German rich people and live on the donation of other people.

      This news portal is nothing but third class propogation machine.

  2. Looks like a communist agenda. Whether you like it or not Coronil is selling like hot cake not because of Hindutwa but because people have faith in Ayurveda and Ayurveda medicines made by Patanjali. I understand Coronil is even selling in black in some places !! Hello writer of this cheap article, apply burnol and go to sleep.

    • Coronil is faker baba agenda to exploit bhakts.
      Of course it will sell like hot cakes because the government is a failure in regulating medical fraud and banning fake medicines as long as they grease the ruling party.

      It is in the market because of corruption. People are using it because of a lack of education.

      If it is a working drug, whole world would be using it.

  3. Very cheap replies from most followers to a third rate article. Am sorry to have come across such negative crap. Trash article with nonsense views. No help at all

  4. Love the butthurt from the Ayurveda supporters. They can’t see how blindly fanatical they are. More people in this country need to realize how poorly tested and unregulated Ayurvedic medicine is. It’s pseudoscience, plain and simple.

  5. You are a typical communist propagandist to malighn anything that is truly indian. Have you ever tried any ramdev medicine. I tried it and worked wonders for me. You wrote about ghee negative without knowing it’s yruely quality. I have been using it for years and it has helped to improve my overall health.
    Anyways, I know the sole aim of” the print” is to conspire against India and true indian.

  6. Racist and bigoted article from a radical Sharia law follower who abuses India’s secular tradition and supports authoritarian regimes of pakistan and china

  7. No doubt, reading this article , the belief that “The Print” is a biased leftist propagandist Media outlet run by a bunch of urban naxals , only to insult Indian ethics values and culture is 100% reinforced. “BISMEE TASKIN” , we understand you follow 1400 year old religious values and we respect your views and opinions but for God’s sake try to atleast understand now that you just cant insult a culture which is more than 10,000 years old . You got no rights to amend the right facts and present a distorted picture about Ayurveda or Baba Ramdev or Patanjali. This is a totally propagandist and totally baseless biased fake News . It should be reported and dismissed as a hate speech.

  8. BIASED, OBNOXIOUS, NONSENSE ARTICLE IN THE NAME OF FREE PRESS
    who are these kili jolsiyar, chay,,…. deputed to browbeat every other, what are their achievements,
    if they can achieve even a fraction of what patanjali does to this country, then, they should talk,…

    • Patanjali’s only accomplishment is exploiting badly educated people who will believe anything when told it is traditional without asking for scientific proof. Nothing they make is real medicine.

      This is your reasoning. To qualify to criticize a fraud, you have to be an even bigger fraud. That is what you are saying.

  9. BlitzKrieg? Seems like the writer, apart from being illiterate, audaciously stupid and idiotic, has forgotten limits of conduct and juggles with words and accusations alike with starkly misinformed bias! Most irritating was the use of English here; go learn about the language and the terms you use. I criticize the press restrictions by modi gov. but this idiot makes me rethink that.

  10. Swzmi Ramdev never claim any medicine for male child.please don’t write wrong thing. There is a medicine which name is PUTRAJEEVAK …and for your kind information i tell you that swami Ramdev had not done it’s namkaran. It’s in old ayurveda name you can chk it.do and write good for nation.Ask those ppl who are happy parent today you guys can’t understand pain of those ppl who are praying for child..not matter male or female…swami ramdev’s medicine and yoga is blessing for all.

    • Ms Shona. There is utterly no evidence that Baba Ramadev’s concoctions have any medicinal value whatsoever. None of his products have been published in peer reviewed scientific publications where his results have been reproduced. Of course, gullible people like you who want to swell Baba Ramdev’s bank accounts – known and hidden – may disagree.

      Fact is, the man is a charlatan who profits from his closeness to the BJP regime and to the peddlers of Hindutva. Crony capitalists wear all sorts of garb – saffron too.

  11. May be coronil help to boost immunity but why always no restiction on patanjali products? Baba , Swami, Mata these words enough to sell. May be Gov,. getting big share in profit. Some people never bother for public health. Don’t no where r we going?

  12. This entire article just adds fuel to the Hindu Muslim crisis of India. Nothing more. I’m not a journalist but I feel that the basic idea of journalism is to present the news as it is without a bias or any other ulterior propaganda motives. This piece of news however reeks of hatred. I’m no fan of Ramdev govt or whosoever it’s against. But the content of this news violates every spirit of an ideal news.

    • Mr Rouble Mudgal: The article does not mention the word Muslim even once and it has nothing to do with Hindu-Muslim strife in the country. Yet, your ilk cannot resist the temptation to view it through a religious prism and even inject a dash of religious conflict in it.

      Fact is, Baba Ramdev, a wily businessman and murky financier of the BJP, tax-dodger and peddler of products of questionable, if not dangerous chemicals is yet again using his considerable influence with the BJP to market a spurious product. AYUSH makes a token objection but in reality will and can do nothing to curb this powerful swindler-cum-swami from marketing his muck. After all, he enjoys the PM’s protection as “Rashtra Rishi” doesn’t he?

      • Here we are, mate, ready to bite the foreign dust again and when a demonym enthusiast (I grant you to replace this term with any you itch with) experiments and promises results! You could and should lick western allopathic estates but the question is of billion-plus people and ayurvedic techniques, if productive enough, are the best bet, for reasons I suppose I need not mention. Patanjali products have shown promising results in the past, for which reason (and not gov. protection which anyways isn’t enough; BSNL would beat jio if that were the case), it has spurred into what it is today. Yogic and ayurvedic claims sound tall to pygmy prototypes like you with a self-realized proscience conscience.

        Baba might be corrupt but so are all the capped elites and leaders of country; so instead of itching under the pants of his gains, accept (if your know not where from ego allows) and patiently wait the consequences which frankly cannot be worse than a covid medicine good enough only for fever and asthma (which themselves, frankly are the only ”cures” possible, for there is no known direct anti-viral mechanism). Baba and Patanjali will continue to prosper and people like you (who will suck on pro-scientific instruments until a threatening failure will guide you to baba’s foots and you’ll force yourself into yoga and ultimately, admission, also of your poor stands) will continue to itch under the pants.

        • “Patanjali products have shown promising results in the past” – Oh really? do tell. According to who?

          That you call scientific medicine “western allopathic” itself shows your pathetic level of education.

          people like you (who will suck on pro-scientific instruments until a threatening failure will guide you to baba’s foots and you’ll force yourself into yoga and ultimately, admission, also of your poor stands) will continue to itch under the pants. – – > Looks like you are “illiterate, audaciously stupid and idiotic, has forgotten limits of conduct and juggles with words and accusations alike with starkly misinformed bias”. Your words, not mine.

          I think you lie when you say you value press freedom above. You only like it when it does not challenge your peanut brain and its inability to grasp science.

    • Absolutely….Worst example of journalism. This is the worst and stupid article i read in a long time. so much hate !

  13. As long as this charlatan makes contributions to the BJP’s warchests and finances the usually dubious activities of the BJP, he cannot be touched. Meanwhile, he makes a fortune selling animal excreta to gullible Hindus. And the BJP IT cell deftly ensures that any criticism of this crook’s questionable business practices and activities is classified as anti-Hinduism.

    Baba Ramdev is the ultimate crony capitalist !

  14. soo low… journalism has stoop so law… isn’t there any law against these kind of journalists….totally bullshit..world is suffering from a pandemic and all these people are doing is trying their level best to make this vaccine a failure..they wish to die from corona..but can’t see any ayurvedic medicine healing people.

  15. Hold Up Hold Up my little leftist hoe! Whats wrong with you, my friend – Firstly Baba Ramdev never said that he has manufactured a product that can help in giving birth to a male child. Plus, Whatst wrong with you people ? Everyone understands your propaganda except some of the stupid stupid people who are a regular to this crap for a website. grow up, my friend till when are you going to continue bsing about everything about Hindus. Seriously.

      • Baba ramdev did not name the medicine, much like other Ayurvedic medicines it was named thousands of years ago. It is intended to help infertile couples have a child which can be of any gender, it does not help nor claim to be able to help in gender selection of offspring. *Just because the name says putrajeevak doesn’t mean its a male child, strawberry isn’t really a berry – names are not literal you moron*. Remove the glasses of liberanduism and watch the world with eyes of logic.

        • Strawberry isn’t a berry. But it is called that because whoever named it thought it was a berry.
          Same with “Putrajeevak”. Some foolish people thought it helped birth male child and named it so.
          Putrajeevak does not cure infertility either. There is no evidence it does.
          Ayurveda is full of foolishness like this and it gets a free ride.
          Remove your glasses of blind traditionalism and learn to actually think!!!.
          Do you realize how foolish it is for you to talk about logic? You have none.
          There is nothing “liberal” in what I wrote. I am just calling out obvious lies and superstition. I doubt you even know what liberal even means. There is no politics in saying Patanjali produces fake medicines capitalizing on foolishness of masses, which includes you btw.

      • Sure, if your dictionary definitions are
        leftist, liberal = educated with at least normal intelligence
        right-wing = stupid and uneducated

  16. Shame on Print! First learn how to write without bias. Also learn about religions and Ayurveda and have respect for both. Know that they are not related. Education is essential to become a good journalist.

    • It is funny when ignorant people tell others to get education.
      What does religion have to do with medicine?
      You don’t need blind respect. We do studies and throw away what does not work.
      But with Ayurveda, nothing is thrown out even after tests fail. Never admit failure. Dishonest people.
      So only fools and religious ignorants are to be found here.

  17. What is wrong with the medicine. Agreed approval takes time,but give it a chance to succeed and India getting it’s due.Won’t we encourage Indian products to emerge as winners. People who are quick to denounce are the destroyers of this country

  18. This idiotic article shows the mindset of this personnel viewer.I think now a days saying against Hinduism is great hit.I will help you with your thoght that in Hinduism their is written that lord Ganesha took circular round around earth but modern day people your ancestors believed that earth is flat🤣.just if you want just go through your religious books may be u will find many flaws written if compared to current findings.But they were not idiots like u as it’s a continuous process of evolution , research and finding.if writing is solution u can win perhaps sometime.At the end just a advice “keep your heart and mind clean u will have a beautiful world”

    • Hinduism, like all religions, believes earth is flat. Don’t get your education from WhatsApp and then call educated people idiots.

      All gola references are more recent. Hindu apologists keep adding new meanings to words like Mandala to save belief.
      Circle is a flat shape. You are confusing it with sphere.

      But through out the texts of Hinduism, earth is repeatedly referenced as a fixed flat disc. Sun goes around flat earth disc. This is obviously wrong.

  19. How come this proves that he is trying this to give upper hand to Hinduism. FYI Sanatan Dharma. Your logic surpass me always

  20. Writer merely using Ramdev to criticise Hindus.

    Go to hell The Print. Your Shekhar Gupta is the epitome of chicanery and quackery. And Sonia boot licker no 1.

  21. I can only say: This fellow must consult a psychotherapist for his treatment…he is suffering from acute psychological disorder due to extreme frustration…

  22. One of the reasons why India is not growing is because of the trash talks of Media that even in the Time of Pandemic, the Print is very much focused on spreading hatred. Please raise the level of journalism, this is no time for Hindu-Muslim.

    • India is not growing because people are too stupid to understand anything modern.
      Trash pseudoscience is the only thing they can relate to.

  23. I was wondering why the article has so much hate, I realised I forgot to read authors name in the beginning.

  24. I want to personally reply to a lot of peole here but assuming they read the whole article blindly how will they ever use brains to read my comment.

  25. His medicines, yoga boosted my immunity power, cured cold, cough, sneezing, constipation and even depression, anxiety and insomnia. I can also focus on studies which I couldn’t do as the side effects of psychiatric allopathic drugs. Allopathy is cancer. Mind your own business or take the side of Indian products. My mother had a tumor for which Allopathy prescribed surgery but has been cured almost half by Homeopathy. Both Homeopathy and Ayurveda are boons to mankind. Allopathy is just shit. Also Surgery is possible in Homeopathy and Ayurveda but thanks to aloopaths government won’t allow it. Surgery as a Homeopath is punishable which is the tactics of Allopaths for maintaining their buisness. You brainless

    • Oh brainless Parijat, homeopathy is completely fake. Ayurveda is slightly better.

      1. ‘The principles of homeopathy contradict known chemical, physical and biological laws and persuasive scientific trials proving its effectiveness are not available.’
      Russian Academy of Sciences

      2. ‘Homeopathy should not be used to treat health conditions that are chronic, serious, or could become serious. People who choose homeopathy may put their health at risk if they reject or delay treatments for which there is good evidence for safety and effectiveness.’
      National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia

      3. ‘These products are not supported by scientific evidence.’
      Health Canada

      4 “Homeopathic remedies don’t meet the criteria of evidence based medicine.”
      Hungarian Academy of Sciences

      5. ‘The incorporation of anthroposophical and homeopathic products in the Swedish directive on medicinal products would run counter to several of the fundamental principles regarding medicinal products and evidence-based medicine.’
      Swedish Academy of Sciences

      6. ‘We recommend parents and caregivers not give homeopathic teething tablets and gels to children and seek advice from their healthcare professional for safe alternatives.’
      US Food and Drug Administration

      7. ‘There is little evidence to support homeopathy as an effective treatment for any specific condition.’
      National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health, US

      8. ‘There is no good-quality evidence that homeopathy is effective as a treatment for any health condition.’
      National Health Service, UK

      9. ‘Homeopathic remedies perform no better than placebos, and the principles on which homeopathy is based are scientifically implausible.’
      House of Commons Science and Technology Committee, UK

      10. ‘Homeopathy has not definitively proven its efficacy in any specific indication or clinical situation.’
      Ministry of Health, Spain

      11. ‘There is a constant increase in the quantity of evidence and the conviction of the scientific community in medicine, that homeopathy should be treated as one of the unscientific methods of so-called “alternative medicine”, which proposes worthless products without scientifically proven efficacy.’
      National Medical Council, Poland

      12. ‘From a purely clinical perspective, the fact remains that there is no valid empirical proof
 of the efficacy of homeopathy (evidence-based medicine) beyond the placebo effect.’
      Federaal Kenniscentrum voor de Gezondheidszorg, Belgium

  26. You are amazing man. Are you a doctor ? I guess not, are you a hakim, I guess not, you obviously cannot be a Vaidya as you seem to hate hindu ethos more than Corona itself.

    do you know anything about Corona or Medicine ? your article does not hint at that. Do you know what FamiFlu is ? what does it do ? read about it and compare that against Coronil

    If you are well read beyond a few articles here and there (which you do not seem to) you will find similarity in both the claims. yet you seem to want to welcome Glenmark but not Patanjali. I know why (your article told me) you would rather eat excreta from a pharma giant than ginger. becaouse uoy hate anything associated with Hinduism.

    If you have the balls try replying.

    • It is funny that you claim the author is hateful while saying things like “you would rather eat excreta from a pharma giant than ginger”. You guys don’t know irony.
      It is very, very foolish to use religion instead of medicine, whether that is hinduism, christianity or islam.
      Ayurveda is only there for religious reasons. You know that. It is not scientific or factual. If it did, you will have no need to appeal to hinduism.
      Ayurveda is a belief, not a fact. That is why people get agitated when questioned. No brains used, only feelings.

    • Bhakts

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  27. Actually if you look at china, they have treated 90% of their patients with Chinese Traditional Medicine, how can it be magic remedy? Problem is that you have a mindset that only allopathy can cure disease(it still don’t have any medicine for common cold, BP,.. And endless diseases), so anything other than that seems magic to you. It’s not your fault that you have such a low IQ

    • It is actually quite low IQ to think there is Allopathy (allopathy is what homeopaths called traditional medicines) or that Homeo, Ayurveda and Acupuncture work.

      In all the medical reports that China officially shared with the world, they recommend modern treatments, not acupuncture.

      I don’t think you were born stupid. You are just too lazy to read science.

  28. These cheap and cringe news writers have no work other than roasting our own country and patanjali has tried to make a medicine but some people so damn jealous well people working will work and cheap news channels like the print will keep on publishing crap and cringe CRINGE ALERT!

    • You can try all you like.
      But when you apply for permission as a cough and fever medicine and then advertise and sell it as corona medicine, you are omitting fraud.
      This is not baba ramdev and patanjali’s first scam. This is a scammer who sold male baby conception medicines.
      And you think press should be silent?

      You should go to Times of India where are they talk important things for you like cleavage. You can’t handle real press.

  29. in my humblpe opinion this medicine coronil is an attempt to solve a very vexing problem for our country. lets adopt a position of wait and watch before jumping hurried to conclusions. let a neutral agency also test its efficacy.

  30. I think you should change your policies to spread propoganda or you’ll be in dust soon.

  31. What’s wrong in it? If Coronil will be use as a cure. How is it made? Using Giloy, tulsi etc at least there are no side effects of this ayurvedic medicine. I had seen lots of patients being cured with simple home remedies.

    • That is the point these jihadi mind , congi minds can not understand & writes up lengthy ck & bull story . it is pure hatred anything to do with Indian tradition . I

    • People died taking Ayurvedic preparations and you think they have no side effects. What an ignorant.

  32. This has nothing to do with “Hinduism”. Your article should state facts, not your personal opinions. This seemed really biased writing. But you’re literally shaming a whole ass relegion because of one fraud business guy. Please give unbiased articles.

    • it is right that Ramdev is taking advantage of people’s belief of their past which is mythical and not historical. India if it has to advance things will have to tested on scientific basis not on what one says.

  33. If I would rate this article in fakeness
    Out 1 to wire ,
    I will rate it NDTV
    Complete fake article

    • Didn’t like it ? There are many like you who think some one wearing saffron and doing things that ordinary people cannot and talk things that no one talks are enough to mesmerize the Indian population.

  34. Your writing is criticizing Patanjali less and Hinduism more.
    If your views are personal, please keep it to yourself. Do something useful in life .

    • You seem to have a problem with a religion. People who practice yoga and take to ayurveda are not all uneducated or Hindus. The govt has not rubbished his claims. It just needs more verification. Who knows Ramdev may get it right or he could be wrong but it’s better educated people don’t make it a religious subject. Nobody can claim an allopathic medicine that doesn’t give any side effects.

  35. Why are you guys so much anti ramdev anti yoga anti hindu anti india? Obviously noone is going to believe dis magic cure unless govt agencies provide any update, bt wat if it turns out to be a magic cure? Something is better than nothing…why only hindu…even if muslims come up with a cure entire india will be happy. So please dont spread hatred, we just need a cure.

  36. A much needed article that serves as an eye opener to many. Another thing to note is the gradual mainstreaming of the ministry of AYUSH in the recent years which gives a platform to this kind of pseudoscientific quackery. International medical journals of repute such as the Lancet have in the past pointed out fundamental and methodological flaws in the conduct of these “studies” and “trials” under the ministry. Surprisingly, this expansion of the ministry began after the global scientific and medical consensus on these alternate forms of medicine, which lack any sort of biological plausibility had been made abundantly clear.

    It speaks volumes about the state of a nation that tries to find its glory in an imaginary past filled with glory. Because obviously, the people who used to think solar eclipses happen because a demon temporarily swallows the Sun know better than scientists.

    The sad truth of the matter is that most of the advocates (read self-appointed “desh bhakts”) seem to care very little that homeopathy is in fact a German system or the fact that the real contributions to medicine to come out of the Ayurvedic school of thought are not Patanjali and their cohort but unsung heroes like Dr. Yellapagrada Subbarow who produced multiple breakthroughs in the field of medicine. But then again, he never put on a costume!

    • My Friend, if you can help identify methodical testing outputs of HCQ or Remdisivir or Famiflu … what exactly do you thing you will be looking at?

      Eye opener is for those whose eyes are closed. something that you seem to have. In the use of heavy words you do not even seem to know what these stand for…

      btw is Covid an epidemic or a pandemic or a viral infection … any idea ?

  37. The crab mentality of left wings just never goes away. If people get benefitted from Pranayam , they are branded are right wing Hindus. If people get benefitted from Ayurvedic medicines such as giloy they are right wing Hindus. It is such extreme myopic views of elite people who really fail to get them to know common people. Just pranayam and yoga has saved India a lot money in health care spending.

    • There is no mention of Pranayam in the article.
      There is mention of Putrabeez by the scammer and fraud baba ramdev.
      Why don’t you address that?

    • Actually, you are the crab Jaydeep. You don’t want any pseudoscience to be exposed.
      When anyone writes about science, people like you want to shout them out.
      No one should ask for scientific evidence. We should be backward forever.
      For you science is leftist. What more needs to be said?

      • Excellent retort Mr Chay !

        The problem in India is that as soon as something gets associated with religion, well, then you are not supposed to use reason or even apply the law. Mr Jaydeep Sangai exemplifies that species of Homo Hindutvaensis. If Baba Ramdev asks him to eat shit because the Vedas say so, he might even do that !

        Clearly, with the assistance of Mr Jaydeep Sangai and his gaurakshak fraternity, India will soon become a 5 trillion dollar economy !!

    • The best medicing for homosexuality is being to forced to watch Ramdev’s yoga programme on TV. No one would want to see a semi naked man ever again.

    • Why don’t you first verify facts about Putrajeev?
      Then we can discuss what bullshit is and what ramdev’s fraud character is.

      • Dude journalism has a purpose and that is to make the masses aware not judging that the latter is a businessman and a hindu right chancellor.
        Writer associates pm’s name with Patanjali on which ground and whose permission.
        Dont you think this is an abrogation of press rights and privileges

        • There never was journalism that did not have an opinion. Opinion is inseparable from journalism.
          Press having an opinion is well within its rights, especially when reasoning for that opinion is provided.
          Why are you so surprised at associating ramdev and patanjali with PM? Just do an image search for Narendra Modi and Ramdev. Also Narendra Modi and Patanjali. One could tell those two to get a room.

          • I have an opinion too. Chay sucks on dictators and jehadis of jahil pakistan and communist china.

          • Kuttaji, my opinion on you is you have no intelligence and so have no arguments or facts.

            All you know is to combine variations of the words muslim, communist, pakistan etc into a sentence for everything.

            I am in full favor of you using Coronil. Don’t use anything discovered since 2000 years ago. Keep traditions alive. Off the Internet now. Send me your reply by carrier pigeons.

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