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

Medicinal Spices for the Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus Disease-2019

Author(s): Muhammad Akram*, Rabia Anum, Walaa Fikry Elbossaty, Chukwuebuka Egbuna, Chinaza Godswill Awuchi, Chukwuemelie Zedech Uche, Kingsley C. Patrick-Iwuanyanwu, Soumya Bhattacharya and Mithun Rudrapal

Pp: 150-165 (16)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049510123010008

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


By the end of 2019, and by the year 2020, the COVID virus had spread, and in March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID 2019 an epidemic that invaded many Arab and foreign countries and claimed many lives. Since ancient times, medicinal plants have played an important role in treating many epidemic diseases. A Cochrane study confirmed that herbal plants have an effective role in treating respiratory epidemics such as SARS. In China, the National Health Committee explained the role of herbal plants in the treatment of COVID-19 in addition to Western treatment. Studies have shown that nutrition has an effective role in treating the virus, as foods rich in vitamin C are used to treat respiratory viruses. Plant food such as fenugreek, curcumin, cinnamon, and black pepper that are rich in bioactive compounds can be of help in treating COVID.

Keywords: COVID-19, Natural plants, Traditional medicine, Vitamins, Western medicine.

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