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Interest of botanicals for COVID-19

Curcuma COVID‐19 is spreading worldwide, leading a pandemic. This review highlighted that curcumin could be a new treatment option to combat the COVID‐19. Curcumin, an active constituent of Curcuma longa (turmeric), has some useful clinical effects such as antiviral, antinociceptive, …

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Spain: recommendations on probiotics

In October 2020, the Spanish Authorities (AESAN) published recommendations on the use of probiotics in food. In the absence of lists of authorized probiotics, they can be used in food, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 178/2002. The EFSA QPS list is …

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Germany: updated list of plants

The German Authorities (BVL) published on their website in October 2020 a new list of plants and mushrooms (29 September 2020) replacing the BVL report Plants of September 2014. This revision was prepared by representatives from BVL, BfR, and BfArM …

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Folic acid status as a factor in SARS-CoV-2 infection

This study proposed a comparison of the amount of hospitalized pregnant women during the COVID-19 pandemic and the amount of hospitalized women during the 2009 A-H1N1 Pandemic. Based on this comparison, authors indicate that despite a greater susceptibility of pregnant …

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