There has been a surge in demand for the traditional Thai herb fah talai jone (Andrographis paniculata) since the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic with the herb selling out in several provinces. Also known as green chireta, the traditional cold medicine has long been used to cure the flu, sore throat and inflammation in Thailand and Asian countries. Currently, the department has conducted more research by prescribing the medicine to Covid-19 positive people at Thammasat University Field Hospital. However, there are misunderstandings about the properties of fah talai jone. That's why the department has recently launched the Fah Talai Jone Hotline to clarify misconceptions and answer all questions people might have about the medicine.
Source: Bangkok Post May 03, 2021 23:15 UTC