Expert: Lianhua Qingwen capsule proven effective for COVID-19

By She Jingwei


Chinese medicine, Lianhua Qingwen capsule has been proven effective for the treatment of COVID-19, stated China's top respiratory expert Zhong Nanshan in a webinar with overseas Chinese students on May 4.

"It's the first time in the world that we have enough evidence to prove Lianhua Qingwen capsule is effective and can help patients recover," Zhong said, adding they have just finished an experiment, and the results are promising and will soon be published.

According to the experiment, Zhong said that Lianhua Qingwen capsule can weakly inhibit the virus and repair the cell injury and inflammation caused by the virus. For patients showing mild symptoms, Lianhua Qingwen would be more effective.

For the treatment of COVID-19, the main effects of Lianhua Qingwen are as follows: Firstly, after taking the capsule, patients' symptoms improve quickly, two days earlier than the control group. Secondly, the CT scan result also shows that patients recover faster than the control group. Thirdly, the capsule can shorten fever time.

Many Chinese embassies from across the globe have been busying providing overseas Chinese students with health packs containing anti-epidemic guide and medical kits as the global COVID-19 cases hit 3.57 million globally, with the death toll surpassing 250,000. And the Chinese medicine Lianhua Qingwen has been included in the healthy packs.

In addition, as for

how to identify asymptomatic COVID-19 patients and take preventive measures

, Zhong also gave his suggestions: Identifying and isolating asymptomatic people is a vital strategy in containing the spread of COVID-19.

(Cover photo via CCTV)