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Natural Products and Nutrients against Different Viral Diseases: Prospects in Prevention and Treatment of SARS-CoV-2


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Author list: Syed Ghazanfar Ali, Mohammad Azam Ansari, Mohammad A. Alzohairy, Ahmad Almatroudi, Mohammad N. Alomary, Saad Alghamdi, Suriya Rehman, and Haris M. Khan
Publisher: Lithuanian Medical Association
Publication year: 2021
Journal: Medicina (Kaunas, Lithuania)
Volume number: 57
Issue number: 2
Start page: 1
End page: 12
Number of pages: 12
ISSN: 1010-660X
Web of Science ID: 000622749400001
PubMed ID: 33673004
Scopus ID: 85101899448
eISSN: 1648-9144


Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has caused a global pandemic and is posing a serious challenge to mankind. As per the current scenario, there is an urgent need for antiviral that could act as a protective and therapeutic against SARS-CoV-2. Previous studies have shown that SARS-CoV-2 is much similar to the SARS-CoV bat that occurred in 2002-03. Since it is a zoonotic virus, the exact source is still unknown, but it is believed bats may be the primary reservoir of SARS-CoV-2 through which it has been transferred to humans. In this review, we have tried to summarize some of the approaches that could be effective against SARS-CoV-2. Firstly, plants or plant-based products have been effective against different viral diseases, and secondly, plants or plant-based natural products have the minimum adverse effect. We have also highlighted a few vitamins and minerals that could be beneficial against SARS-CoV-2.


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