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Lakhs Head to Hyderabad for 'Fish Prasadam' to Cure Respiratory Illness

A herbal yellow paste is prepared with a secret formula and stuffed inside a live Murrel fish which is 2 to 3 inches long and slipped into the throat of the patient.

Sakshi Khanna | CNN-News18

Updated:June 6, 2016, 9:37 AM IST
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Hyderabad: Every year lakhs of people suffering from asthma, bronchitis and other respiratory illness visit Hyderabad with a hope of a miraculous cure. The Telangana government has made elaborate arrangements for the "Fish Prasadam" exhibition scheduled to be held in Hyderabad on June 8-9.

A herbal yellow paste is prepared with a secret formula and stuffed inside a live Murrel fish which is 2 to 3 inches long and slipped into the throat of the patient. The Baithini Goud family, who have been administering the fish medicine since 1845, say the cure is scientific.

"This is scientific. People have taken our samples to labs in Japan, Germany and got them tested. The concept is that when live fish moves, wagging it tail and fins through the throat, it clears all congestion. Thus, providing cure to asthma," Harinath Goud said.

For vegetarians, separate medicine is prepared with jaggery.

The Bathini Goud family have been administering the medicine for free.

While many rationalists question cure merely as the blind faith, the Bathini Goud family say the cure is permanent and effective.

"Inhalers and nibulizers are temporary cure. After their effect is over, the problem comes up again. This fish medicine is permanent cure, provided patients follow complete course. It is Ayurvedic and has no side effects," Goud added.

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