Oct. 10 (UPI) — The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to two companies selling fraudulent herbal COVID-19 remedies.
The FDA identified one of the companies making fraudulent products in a statement Friday as California-based Griffo Botanicals. The company sells herbal tincture products in the United States with misleading claims that the product can mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose or cure people with COVID-19.
Colorado-based Prairie Dawn Herbs, sells herbal products with similar misleading claims, the FDA said.
Currently, there are no FDA-approved products to prevent or treat COVID-19.
The FDA urged consumers with concerns about COVID-19 to consult their healthcare provider. It warned the two companies that failure to cease sale of their fraudulent products could result in legal action.