Review Article

2020  |  Vol: 6(5)  |  Issue: Articles in press  |  https://doi.org/10.31024/ajpp.2020.6.5.1
Impact of medicinal plants on treatment of SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 and influenza virus in India

Kolomi Muhammad Lawan1, Jaya Bharti2*, Mohammed Auwal Kargo3, Usman Rabiu Bello4

1Department of Medical Lab. Technology, Mewar University Gangrar, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

2Department of Medical Lab. Technology, Mewar University Gangrar, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

3Department of Pharmacy, Mewar University Gangrar, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

4Department of Life Sciences, Mewar University Gangrar, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India

*Address for corresponding Author

Jaya Bharti

Department of Medical Lab. Technology, Mewar University Gangrar, Chittorgarh, Rajasthan, India


Abstract

Medicinal plants or herbs are plants used for management and treatment of specific diseases. They are used in both allopathic and traditional systems of medicine across the world, World Health Organization estimates 80% of the global population relies on traditional herbs for health care. As human needs and commercial trade for medicinal plants increases,so also its demands for a wide variety of wild species. Some herbal medicines have been used for the treatment of other coronavirus pandemic like SARS-CoV in 2013 and MERS-CoV in 2012, it is also used influenza viruses and dengue virus. Extracts from Lycoris radiateArtemisia annua and Lindera aggregate, and products isolated from IsatisindigoticaTorreyanucifera and Houttuyniacordata, showed anti-SARS effects and also Lycoris radiate and Pyrrosia lingua exerted anti‐SARS‐CoV effect with 50% effective concentration. Also plants like Acanthaceae (Kalmegh), and Papilionaceae (Licorice) are reported to be effective on influenza virus.

Keywords: Medicinal plants, herbs, traditional medicine, SARS COV-2, influenza

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