KABUL (Pajhwok): Quite a lot of web sites have printed video clips that say smoking mint oil with hookah is efficient in curing Covid-19 however medical specialists and the Ministry of Public Well being (MoPH) rejected the declare as rumor and mentioned inhaling any sort of smoke is dangerous.
Hookah is used for smoking tobacco and another crops.
Particular hookah is efficient in curing Covid-19: Web customers
Tasnim Information, an Iranian web site, printed a video clip titled ‘Particular hookah’ which says that the hookah can increase the efficiency of lungs and respiratory system.
Within the video description, the web site says that HussainKhairAndish, an Iranian medical skilled, instructed a easy technique for strengthening the lungs, lowering results to lungs and lowering respiration dysfunction in sufferers contaminated by Covid-19 by utilizing ‘Particular hookah’.
The article says that Dr. Ahmad MusaviNijad, a standard medical specialists in Mashhad, Iran, about whether or not utilizing hookah with out utilizing tobacco is useful for curing Covid-19, mentioned, “Sure, however provided that tobacco which is all the time dangerous for lungs is averted.”
The supply mentioned that folks contaminated by Covid-19 can embody the oil of mint plant or the oil of different soothing crops to the water of hookah and inhale their steam.
“Mint steam and soda bicarbonate are helpful for throat and nostril and it cleans the respiratory system, it additionally boosts the physique’s immune system,” the article mentioned.
Aparat web site additionally in a video clip titled, ‘Prevention and therapy of Covid-19 with mint powder, mint oil utilized in hookah.’
The video description says, “Are you aware that you could get immune from being contaminated with coronavirus by inhaling mint or mint’s oil in hookah?”
The clip has additionally been posted on many different web sites and individuals are requested to share it with others.
Ramin Arman, a social media consumer, mentioned that he additionally tried the tactic and received good outcomes. He requested folks to share the video clip with others.
What medical specialists say concerning the effectivity of hookah and mint oil to remedy Covid-19.
Dr. Hashmatullah Faizi, coach of Covid-19 and high quality management in cost at Afghan-Japan Hospital in Kabul, mentioned, “In medical herbs, solely fig and ginger are proved to be useful in therapy of the virus, mint itself can be useful, however hookah is dangerous and its effectivity is simply a rumor.”
He suggested folks, notably these contaminated by the virus, to comply with well being pointers and don’t consider in rumors.
Maintaining a two-meter distance, washing palms with cleaning soap, utilizing masks, avoiding participation in crowds and disinfecting dwelling place are the principle methods to stop coronavirus, he mentioned.
Dr. HakimullahSaleh, a medical skilled, mentioned, “There are numerous points printed by social media platforms, they don’t have any any scientific and correct foundation, in medical career, something must be primarily based on analysis and proof in addition to the analysis must be authorised by well being organizations.”
He mentioned that such rumors are unfold searching for reputation. He mentioned that something not confirmed by well being organizations was not acceptable from the perspective of medical career.
Dr. Shirzad, a former MoPH advisor who at present lives overseas, additionally rejected the rumors and mentioned, “A minimum of 82 toxic chemical supplies have been detected within the smoke of hookah, even when the smoke goes via water, however the chemical substances are dangerous…”
He mentioned that torching wooden ember which used for igniting tobacco in hookah can have extra well being dangers as a result of the smoke produces carbon monoxide, metals and different harmful chemical substances.
“The supplies in hookah are nicotine which is addictive which might trigger dangerous impacts completely on the minds of youths and related to undesirable well being penalties for fetus…,” he mentioned.
MoPH spokesman, JavidHajir mentioned, “The effectivity of mint oil utilized in hookah for therapy of coronavirus has not been proved but; the Ministry of Public Well being additionally doesn’t show it.”
“Natural therapy was efficient for ages however mint oil is simply efficient for therapeutic abdomen ache, be we reject its effectivity in therapy of coronavirus, the mint oil can be helpful for therapeutic flu,” he mentioned.