Is oleandrin (oleander leaves) a cure for COVID-19?

No, its not.

No, oleandrin, a compound found in oleander leaves, is not a cure for COVID-19. There is no scientific evidence to support the claim that oleandrin or any other compound derived from oleander leaves can cure or prevent COVID-19.

In fact, oleander leaves are highly toxic and can cause serious health problems, including cardiac arrest, if ingested. There have been reports of people becoming ill or dying after consuming oleander leaves or products made from them.

It is important to rely on credible sources of information, such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, when seeking information about COVID-19 treatments and preventions. At present, there is no cure for COVID-19, but vaccines and some medications have been shown to be effective in preventing and treating the disease.

Resources for: Is oleandrin (oleander leaves) a cure for COVID-19?

From MarketWatch: CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Mike Lindell over claim that oleandrin is a coronavirus cure

From SkepticalRaptor: Oleander extract for COVID-19 – another moronic and useless treatment

From PBS: Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not a COVID-19 cure

From the Conversation: Oleandrin is a deadly plant poison, not aCOVID-19 cure

From AXIOS: Trump eyes new unproven coronavirus “cure”

Press Release: American Botanical Council Warns Consumers about High Toxicity of Oleander

From the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine: A fatal case of self-poisoning through the ingestion of oleander leaves

Please note:

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