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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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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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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