COVID-19 Current Challenges and Future Perspectives

Herbals for COVID-19 Infection

Author(s): Amit Gupta, Vipin Bhati and Anoop Kumar

Pp: 160-180 (21)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811498640121010016

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Herbals are used from ancient times for the treatment of various body ailments. These are also used in the treatment of various infectious diseases, including viral infection. Recently, COVID-19 viral infection has emerged and spread across the globe. Currently, no specific drugs are available in the treatment of this infection. Thus, there is a need for specific drugs or herbal molecules against this infection. This chapter summarized potential antiviral herbals that could be effective in the treatment of COVID-19 infection. Further, the proposed mechanism of action of these herbals against COVID-19 has also been discussed. Finally, this chapter concludes with current challenges and the future perspectives of using herbals against COVID-19 infections.

Keywords: Antiviral activity, COVID-19 infections, Herbals, Herbal molecules, Mechanisms.

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