Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
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ISSN: 2167-0412

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Chaurasia JP

CSIR-Advanced Materials and Processes Research Institute, Hoshangabad Road, Bhopal (M.P) 462026, India

  • Review Article   
    Role of Medicinal Plants of Traditional Use in Recuperating Devastating COVID-19 Situation
    Author(s): Srivastava AK, Chaurasia JP*, Khan R, Dhand C and Verma S

    In the present scenario of COVID-19 strike and lack of potential antiviral medicines/vaccines against this extremely contagious lethal infection, identifying potential natural plant sources that can help in fighting this disease either by being viricidal or by boosting the immune system can provide significant therapeutic support. Around the globe as of 26th July 2020, there is ~15.78 million confirmed cases and 0.64 million deaths. The COVID-19 infection is produced by virulent Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus, which belongs to large corona virus family. These viruses are responsible for many recent infection outbreaks, SARS in 2003, MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in 2012 and recent most fatal COVID-19. Also, mortality rate related to COVID-19 is found to be very high in case of people with weak immune system e.g. elderl.. View More»
    DOI: 10.35248/2167-0412.20.9.359

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