The Perspectives of Medicinal Plants for COVID-19 Treatment: A Review

Authors

  • Md. Golap Hossain Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-80208, Saudi Arabia
  • Debasish Paul Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Larensteinselaan 26-A, 6882 CT Velp, Netherlands
  • Md. Arfan Ali Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-80208, Saudi Arabia
  • Md. Nurul Huda Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-80208, Saudi Arabia
  • Md. Sarowar Alam Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-80208, Saudi Arabia & Regional Agricultural Research Station, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Akbarpur, Moulvibazar, Bangladesh
  • Shreef Mahmood Department of Horticulture, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur-5200, Bangladesh
  • Bahget T. Hamooh Department of Arid Land Agriculture, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah-80208, Saudi Arabia

Keywords:

COVID-19; Medicinal plants; Traditional Chinese medicine; Viral diseases

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID–19 as a pandemic disease due to its rapid spreading worldwide, caused by a novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that has caused many fatalities. Until now, no effective treatment in the form of anti-virus medication or vaccine has been available for the disease. Therefore, this review aimed to summarize some important medicinal plants with herbal formulae and guidelines which are used to treat viral disease especially pandemic disease COVID-19. Based on this argument, an online search was performed, which assisted to identify a group of plant species harboring antiviral properties. In the recent past, some natural herbal compounds prepared from existing medicinal plants available surrounding us have demonstrated encouraging antiviral properties. This review can be used as guidance of traditional medicine for the alternative treatment of COVID-19 disease with the utilization of medicinal plants. As COVID-19 has no specific treatments or vaccines in our hands, we must continue our investigation to find the most suitable treatment for this pandemic.

Published

2020-11-10

How to Cite

Hossain, M. G., Paul, D., Ali, M. A. ., Huda, M. N. ., Alam, M. S. ., Mahmood, S., & Hamooh, B. T. . (2020). The Perspectives of Medicinal Plants for COVID-19 Treatment: A Review. Journal of Agricultural Science & Engineering Innovation (JASEI), 1(2), 10-17. Retrieved from https://rsepress.com/index.php/jasei/article/view/26

Issue

Section

Articles