USE OF TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE LIANHUA QINGWEN JIAO NANG CAPSULES IN SINGAPORE

MP Louis Chua

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Health what is the Government’s position on the use of the traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) Lianhua Qingwen Jiao Nang capsules in Singapore. 

Mr Ong Ye Kung: Lianhua Qingwen Jiaonang (LHQW) 莲花清瘟胶囊 capsules are classified as Chinese Proprietary Medicines (CPMs) in Singapore, approved for the relief of cold and flu symptoms. CPMs are not intended for the prevention, treatment or cure of specific diseases. 

We are aware of claims circulating on social media platforms that LHQW can be used to prevent or treat COVID-19. To date, there is no conclusive evidence from controlled clinical studies to substantiate those claims. Locally, there is an ongoing local study to investigate the effectiveness of LHQW in reducing COVID-19 symptoms. 

Ministry of Health
9 May 2022

https://sprs.parl.gov.sg/search/sprs3topic?reportid=written-answer-na-10588

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