The use of alcoholic tinctures, popular in Russia, to strengthen immunity, including to protect against coronavirus, is nothing more than self-deception. This was told to Lente.ru by the head of the drug addiction clinic of Dr. Isaev, a narcologist Ruslan Isaev.
“Rather, it is more of faith and self-deception. Even if we take the effect of immunomodulators for comparison – I think it is more noticeable than from these tinctures. And here I kind of increase my immunity, and at the same time indulge in alcohol, ”the expert said critically.
At the same time, the narcologist agreed that some plants help to increase immunity, however, according to him, it is very difficult to calculate how, to whom and in what dose and to use tinctures prepared on their basis.
“It is quackery to really recommend tinctures as some kind of medical tool,” the expert concluded.
Isaev said earlier that the healing properties of red wine for the treatment or prevention of various diseases have also not been proven.