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Red Ants Chutney to Treat Covid-19? Ayush Ministry, CSIR to Take a Call

E-News | 01/01/2021 02:12 PM | Click to read full article

The chutney of red ants, which once made it to celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s menu, may soon be adopted by the Ayush Ministry as a possible remedy to fight coronavirus.  Tribal belts in several states, including Odisha and Chhattisgarh, consume red ant chutney or use it in soup to get rid of flu, cough, common cold, breathing difficulties, fatigue, and other diseases.

The chutney contains formic acid, protein, calcium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and iron that boost the immune system.