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Use of Natural Compounds as a potential therapeutic agent against COVID-19

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Shadma Wahab, Irfan Ahmad, Safia Irfan, Mohammad Hassan Baig, Abd-ElAziem Farouk and Jae-Jun Dong*   Pages 1 - 11 ( 11 )

Abstract:


The current 2019-nCoV outbreak is becoming extremely noxious and has affected the whole world. Its control is challenging because there is no effective vaccine or drug available for Coronavirus disease. The Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), previously named as 2019 novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), primarily targets the human respiratory system to lung lesions and lethal pneumonia. Natural products have always shown a crucial role in the process of drug development against various diseases. They could be leads for further drug development to combat emergent mutants of the coronavirus. In this review, the current status of natural compounds and their derivatives acting against different species of CoV are discussed.

Keywords:

SARS-CoV-2, COVID19, Natural products, Antivirals, Dietary supplements, Phytotherapy

Affiliation:

Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, King Khalid University, Abha, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Khalid University, Abha, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences, Integral University, Lucknow, UP, Department of Family Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752, Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Taif University, Al-Hawiya 888, Department of Family Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, 50-1 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, 120-752



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