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

Functional Foods, Herbal Supplements and Nutraceuticals in the Management of Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19)

Author(s): Santwana Palai* and Mithun Rudrapal

Pp: 200-218 (19)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815049510123010010

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a unique disease caused by the novel severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that has caused mortalities throughout the world. This unique coronavirus is extremely contagious and has no effective therapy or particular medications. It caused increased worldwide mortality and lockdown. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has permitted the use of COVID-19 vaccination in this emergency situation. However, there are concerns regarding the new COVID-19 vaccine's safety, effectiveness, and long-term protection. A deteriorated immune system is an eminent risk factor for viral influenza infections. Many individuals all around the world are interested in herbal nutraceuticals to preserve their health and strengthen their immune systems. The use of dietary supplements, herbal medications, and foods with protective benefits, such as functional foods, improves the immune system's ability to avoid and control pathogenic viral infections. 

Keywords: Antioxidative effects, COVID-19 management, Immunological functions, Immunomodulators, Nutraceuticals, Plant-derived compounds, Probiotics, Probiotics.

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