TikTok User Shares Childhood Drink That Helped Him Regain Taste After COVID-19
The internet was one of the avenues for people to focus on amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has taken a great toll on humanity. Thus, topic and live coronavirus is also being discussed online alongside the rise of trending Tik Tok videos that can help people form their day to day activities, or what you call hacks. Recently, an unusual concoction by a Jamaican mother gets attention from the people online because the recipe could recover the sense of taste of his son, who previously tested positive for COVID-19.
People who contracted the virus are reported to lose their sense of smell and taste even after recovering from it. According to Healthline, the loss of taste and smell is associated as one of the symptoms of COVID-19 and will likely return after a few days or a few weeks.
Taste of Home shares that the condition is called anosmia, and traditional medicine does not work or does not have ways to treat it. But with the Jamaican mom's recipe, the Tik Tok user is definite that the sense of taste will come back. Here's how you do it in your kitchen.
Tik Tok Charred Orange for COVID
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Tik Tok user Kemar Gary Lalor shares with BuzzFeed News that her Jamaican mother showed him how her mother treated her mother in Jamaica as a child. The only ingredient needed in this remedy is a fresh orange.
- According to Taste of Home, shares that the orange needs to be charred and black all over utilizing a stovetop.
- When the orange is black all over, peel it using a knife and transfer it to a cup.
- While hot, crush the orange, add two teaspoons of sugar, and make sure to eat the orange hot.
Lalor shared BuzzFeed news that the remedy worked for him too. That is why he decided to share how it's done on Tik Tok. He adds that people tried out the recipe for themselves, and since then, people have been thanking him because it worked. He also notes that some of the people who tried the recipe could regain a sense of taste when they tried it the second time.
Parosmia or loss of sense of smell comes along with anosmia or loss of sense of taste. According to Science Daily, researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) patients who contracted SARS-CoV-2 is most likely to have their sense of smell back when they undergo smell therapy.
Meanwhile, a surgeon based in the United Kingdom explains in his Tik Tok video why the charred orange or the unusual recipe from Lamar's mother work.
Dr. Karan Rajan explains that eating or smelling things with strong odor is a training called Olfactory Training. He adds that the strong smells can help the olfactory system to regenerate and work again.
Tik Tok trending videos strip away the boredom and somehow give knowledge to its users. As for the unusual concoction remedy, more studies will be needed to verify the actual benefit. But it does not hurt to try.
After all, COVID-19 has taken so much toll, and a remedy like these can give you peace of mind amid the trouble the pandemic has caused.
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