In the ongoing battle against COVID-19, researchers are exploring every avenue for potential treatments, including traditional herbal remedies. A recent article published in the European Journal of Medical Research delves into the efficacy of plant-based remedies in combating the virus. The study highlights that medicinal herbs and their bioactive components, such as tannins, terpenoids, and alkaloids, have shown promise in inhibiting viral entry and replication.
The article also discusses the role of dietary supplements like vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc in providing prophylactic and therapeutic support. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic practices from India are also under the lens for their potential in COVID-19 treatment. For instance, Lianhua Qingwen, a TCM medication, has shown promise in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 targets. Similarly, Ayurvedic concoctions like Kadha are being recommended to boost immunity.
While the research is still in its nascent stages, the focus on herbal remedies opens up new avenues for combating COVID-19, especially in regions where these traditional practices are prevalent.