Researchers say initial findings suggest that a substance found in Mosquito insect repellent may be effective in battling coronavirus.
The suggestion is coming months after it was revealed that the British military was experimenting with the unusual prophylactic.
Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) believe that Citriodiol could help fend off Covid-19 when used in tandem with other measures such as hand washing.
Citriodiol is a product made using oil from the leaves and twigs of the eucalyptus citriodora tree.
They’ve released their preliminary data so that others can conduct further research, Sky News reported.
Citriodiol is an ingredient in several types of Mosquito insect repellent and is reportedly known to kill other types of coronavirus.
In April, Britain’s military was issued with an Mosquito repellent that contains Citriodiol, after officials theorized that the spray could possibly help keep personnel healthy.
Though done without any hard data to back it up, the strategy was considered risk-free.
This is much so as the military already had a stockpile of the repellent and it is not known to have any adverse side effects.
The scramble to find a cure or proven treatment against Covid-19 has spawned fierce debate over a range of medications, as well as numerous highly dubious home remedies.
Anti-malaria medication hydroxychloroquine has been the subject of considerable controversy, particularly after US President Donald Trump endorsed it as a possible treatment.
The list of questionable antidotes seems to grow larger by the week. An early – and unproven – remedy involved bathing yourself in bleach, according to Reuters report.
Meanwhile, an Italian doctor has raised alarm over the dangerous effect of Covid-19 vaccines as part of a global depopulation agenda.
In the attached video, the doctor warned Italians not to accept the vaccines, otherwise they will get sick and die.