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

Boosting Host Immunity to Combat Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)

Author(s): Mithun Rudrapal*, Soumya Bhattacharya and Dipak Chetia

Pp: 166-199 (34)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049510123010009

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Despite significant efforts in drug discovery and development, combating Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) still remains to be an increasingly challenging health problem because of the fact that the recommended current therapies are intended only for the symptomatic treatment and/or prophylaxis of SARS-CoV-2 infections/ COVID19 patients, but do not cure the disease. In this context, several complementary and alternative, but potential healthcare practices (CAMs) that could effectively boost host immunity are firmly believed to be one of the major medical interventions for the prevention as well as control of COVID-19. In this review, several immunity-boosting measures based upon traditional healthcare practices including traditional herbal remedies, home remedies, and alternative and complementary therapies including yoga and naturopathies to fight against SARS-CoV-2 infections/ COVID-19 have been reviewed

Keywords: Antiviral Herbs, Boosting Immunity, Coronavirus, Immune Modulators, SARS-CoV-2, Yoga and Naturopathy.

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