North Korea is claiming to have found the cure for HIV, Ebola, various cancers, and more. New reports say the miracle drug is actually extracted from ginseng.
Gawker sarcastically explains:
The compound, Kumdang-2, is allegedly extracted from ginseng using fertilizer, rare-earth elements, gold, and platinum, and solves every health problem with a single injection. It’s definitely real, and definitely not just propaganda meant to troll South Korea as it deals with an outbreak of MERS.
There aren’t any reported clinical trials of Kumdang-2, so whether or not it actually works is still up in the air. The site continues:
There are no published clinical trials of Kumdang-2, so you’ll just have to rely on “the opinions of millions of patients, all of which have been collected over the last 23 years since May, 1989.” Real patients. Millions of them. For real.
Also, 1989 was not 23 years ago. Either there’s something fishy about this miracle drug, or North Korea’s dear leader, Kim Jong-un, has been in possession of a universal cure for three years and held out on the rest of the world.
Sounds a little far-fetched, if you ask us. But we’ll just have to stay tuned, now won’t we?
SOURCE: Gawker | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty