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Why You’ve Never Heard of the Mint Versus COVID Hypothesis: A Philosophical Perspective

Version 1 : Received: 9 July 2022 / Approved: 12 July 2022 / Online: 12 July 2022 (09:22:29 CEST)

How to cite: Buck, C. Why You’ve Never Heard of the Mint Versus COVID Hypothesis: A Philosophical Perspective. Preprints 2022, 2022070181 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0181.v1). Buck, C. Why You’ve Never Heard of the Mint Versus COVID Hypothesis: A Philosophical Perspective. Preprints 2022, 2022070181 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202207.0181.v1).

Abstract

Recent evidence suggests the intriguing hypothesis that consuming common culinary herbs of the mint family might prevent or treat Covid. Individual citizens could easily explore the hypothesis using ordinary kitchen materials. I offer a philosophical framework to account for the puzzling lack of public health messaging about this interesting idea.

Keywords

COVID-19; Covid19; SARS-CoV-2; pandemic; coronavirus; Lamiaceae, perilla; sage; tea; caffeic acid

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, General Medical Research

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