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Interest of botanicals for COVID-19

For many years, medicinal plants have been used for the management of viral diseases. The new COVID-19 epidemic is devoid of any effective and widely accepted medication. One lead to identify effective treatment is therefore medicinal plants. Some plants have …

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The most promising flavonoids against COVID-19

Numerous flavonoids were found to have antiviral effects against SARS-and MERS-CoV by mainly inhibiting the enzymes 3-chymotrypsin-like protease (3CLpro) and papain-like protease (PLpro). This review is specifically focused on the search for flavonoids, polyphenolic compounds, which are proven to be …

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Pycnogenol® for supporting recovery and mitigating symptoms and long-term consequences resulting from a SARS-CoV2 infection in COVID-19 patients

COVID-19 can have severe, possibly persisting consequences, like endothelial dysfunction, microcirculatory problems, coagulopathy, cytokine storm and capillary leak syndrome. In various clinical studies, Pycnogenol® revealed positive effects relating to conditions that are also present in SARS-CoV2 infections. Pycnogenol® improves endothelial …

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Vitamin D for COVID-19: first clinical results

Vitamin D is essential for the function of immune system, and vitamin D deficiency is associated with higher incidence of respiratory infections. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 epidemic, vitamin D is proposed as a potential therapeutic solution to reduce …

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Evaluation of the effects of oak wood extract on fatigue

This pilot, controlled study evaluated in 40 stable, mild, heart failure patients the effects of standard management with or without 8 weeks supplementation with oak wood extract (Robuvit®) on fatigue. Results showed that after 8 weeks, systolic-diastolic pressure, heart rate, …

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