IN SHORT: A Facebook post circulating in Nigeria claims that a combination of ripe banana, raw egg and milk can be used to help women conceive. We have found no scientific evidence to support this.
The accompanying text reads: “Difficult to conceive,and find it difficult to give birth , ovulation problem please try this is very good it works.”
The person speaking in the video says the bananas must be ripe and explains their benefits. She advises people to drink this mixture again after three months.
The video has been viewed over 84,000 times with most comments thanking the account while others pose questions.
But can this mixture help women conceive? We looked into it.
See qualified gynaecologists, says professor
He said there were a number of different causes of infertility known scientifically and he had not come across any studies into the use of this mixture.
“As gynaecologists, we ask relevant questions, examine our patients, carry out necessary investigations, and use the cumulative findings to decide on what causes the problem as well as provide the appropriate solutions,” he said.
He then advised people who wanted to get pregnant to see qualified gynaecologists instead.
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