A database that tracks dubious medical claims.

Claim number: 63

Claimant: Omega 48

Claim date: March 18, 2012

Brand name: Omega Herbal48

Forum in which the claim was made: Advert in the Sunday Times

Claim methodology: Herbal remedies

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Once off

Actual claim: Alleviates Almost anything; (including Cancers; Diabetes; HIV & AIDS)

Plausibility of this claim: Untested and implausible


The advert makes an absurd claim to be "the ultimate herbal solution"


The advert claims the product is the ultimate herbal solution for "“Reasons why you should use this product: Acne; Back Pain; Eczema; Migraines; Tumors; Cancers; Infections; Gout; Nasal Drip; Kidney/Liver; Allergies; Cycstisis (? Cystitis); Headaches; Diabetes; HIV & AIDS; Prostate Problems; Bladder Problems; and more ...” 

At R250- this is likely to be an expensive waste of money. 

The wide-ranging claim of a "cure-all" is typical of all quack nostrum advertising.  It is incredibly unlikely that any one product can alleviate such an array of medical problems.