The product, which contained traces of the Turnera diffusa shrub native to central and South America, had been marketed as a cure for “sexual weaknesses,” the newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.
The case was brought by competition authorities who argued there was no scientific evidence to back up the manufacturer’s claims. It also maintained that there was no proof of the effectiveness of homeopathic products in general.
The company countered that erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex were “classical, rather than typical symptoms” of sexual weakness, the paper reported.
However the court did not accept their claim and concluded that “sexual weakness” was too vague a term to cover the specific complaints of erectile dysfunction and lack of interest in sex.
It described the advertisements as “misleading” and upheld the view that there was no scientific evidence for either the effectiveness of homeopathy or the Turnera difussa shrub in treating sex-related complaints.
It is time for the countries where believers of homeopathic, ayurvaedic and other alternative traditional herbal unscientific thingies that are sold in the name of medicine, increasing, should learn from Germany. National newspapers and TV channels and all other medias are helping the fraud companies advertising their products which do not at all correct anyone’s erectile dysfunction. It’s time to stop exploiting ordinary innocent people. It’s time to challenge fraud companies. Time to learn from Germany.