The Supreme Court on Thursday said that it cannot direct traditional wisdom or home remedies to be used as a cure for corona for the entire country.Along with this, the Supreme Court dismissed the petition seeking directions for the use of 'red ant chutney' as a treatment for corona.The top court said that there is a lot of conventional wisdom.You (petitioner) can try these remedies for your own consumption but we cannot ask this traditional wisdom to be implemented across the country.
Along with this remark, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud, Justices Vikram Nath, and Hema Kohli advised the petitioner Nayadhar Padhial, a member of the tribal community of Odisha, to get the anti-Covid-19 vaccine.Advocate Anirudh Sanganeria, appearing for the petitioner, submitted that since the Odisha High Court has dismissed the petition, he has challenged the order.
On this, the Supreme Court said that the problem started when the Odisha High Court sent a proposal to the Director-General of the Ministry of AYUSH and the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) to use red ant chutney for the treatment of Covid-19 within three months. directed to take a decision.We are ending this immediately.We are not inclined to entertain the special leave petition under Article 136 of the Constitution, hence this petition is dismissed.
The petition argued that red ant chutney, a mixture of red ants and green chillies, has been traditionally used to treat flu, cough, common cold, fatigue, shortness of breath and others in the tribal areas of the country including Odisha and Chhattisgarh. Considered as a medicine.The petitioner claimed that 'red ant chutney' has medicinal value as it contains formic acid, protein, calcium, vitamin B-12 and zinc.There is a need to find out its effectiveness as a treatment for corona.
The petitioner submitted that he is a resident of Odisha and belongs to the tribal community 'Bathudi'.He had approached the High Court on his sincere belief that 'Lal Ant Ki Chutney' can be used effectively to strengthen the immune system.The High Court dismissed the petition saying that CSIR and the Ministry of AYUSH have not recommended the claim of the petitioner to any body of experts.