Can applying mustard oil in your nostrils prevent COVID-19

Multiple Fake news claims:  One of the latest viral messages circulating one WhatsApp, Facebook twitter and other social media platforms about the effectiveness of mustard oil against the novel coronavirus. The post says that putting/applying mustard oil inside your nose can keep you safe from the virus for up to 8 hours. Actually, mustard oil is considered to be an anti-virus oil, using which the virus sticks to the walls of the nose and dies/does not reach our lungs, which prevents us from infection. So you too can save yourself and your family from getting infected by this dangerous virus by trying this simple home remedy.

Many twitter users gave their ideas and suggestions how to use mustard oil to cure Coronavirus.

 Facts Check Verdict: False

News Verification:

Press Information Bureau( PIBi India) wrote on twitter

कोरोना वायरस का कोई उपचार अभी उपलब्ध नहीं है | किसी भी प्रकार के तेल से इस वायरस को नष्ट नहीं किया जा सकता है| कृपया भ्रामक संदेशों के झाँसे में ना आएं | घर के अंदर रहें और खुद को सुरक्षित रखें |   

(No treatment for corona virus is available now. No type of oil can destroy this virus.Please do not be tricked by misleading messages.Stay indoors and protect yourself.)


Therefore this is another misleading information, coronavirus cannot be killed with mustard oil.

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Olivia Murakami is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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