Medicinal Plants, Phytomedicines and Traditional Herbal Remedies for Drug Discovery and Development against COVID-19

Role of Medicinal Plants and Phytomedicine against COVID-19 Management

Author(s): Kunika Saini*, Smriti Sharma and Vinayak Bhatia

Pp: 36-53 (18)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049510123010004

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


COVID-19 has taken the global population by surprise. All around the globe, there have been combined efforts from scientists to find a cure for this disease. Numerous alternative modes of medicine have also been explored for the same. In this chapter, the authors have reviewed the role of medicinal plants and phytomedicine in combating this disease. There is an urgent need to standardise the protocols for conducting clinical experiments on herbal medication for COVID-19 to ensure consistency and batch-to-batch efficacy. Also, literature regarding these studies needs to be categorised and catalogued properly. The scientific community needs to draw from the rich diversity of herbal and medicinal plants to meet this extraordinary challenge. 

Keywords: Coronavirus, COVID-19. Phytomedicine, Herbal plants, Medicinal plants, SARS-CoV-2.

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