Using decoction of some vitamin C enriched plants for the management of COVID-19 in Jos, Nigeria: A case report

Uchejeso M. Obeta, Goodluck A. K. Ohanube, Maureen O. Ekpere-Ezeugwu, Eno C. Mantu, Nkereuwem S. Etukudoh, Muhammad Akram, Imtiaz Mahmood Tahir


The worldwide influence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic compelled the global health organizations to prioritize the situation over all other related community health issues. The lack of specific treatment modalities against COVID-19 is a major concern nowadays. Here is a case of a 44-year-old man of 176 cm height and 87 kg body weight, who took some powdered mixture equally composed of bitter kola, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, and turmeric sweetened with three teaspoons full of honey. All ingredients were dissolved in 100 ml hot water and taken three times a day during isolation as a positive COVID-19 patient and reversed all associated signs and symptoms after 7 days as confirmed with rapid diagnostic techniques (RDTs). This case revealed that homogenized herbal tea in Jos Nigeria possesses a potential therapeutic that could be a treatment protocol against COVID-19.


COVID-19; Herbal tea; Vitamin C enriched plants; Epigenetics; Homeostasis; Coronavirus


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