By Sadia Saeed Student of BS (Food Science and Technology) Govt College Women University Faisalabad
Over the most recent couple of many years, the support of homegrown medication has flooded
Around 80% of the total populace, large numbers of whom live in agricultural nations, depend on home grown medication as the essential wellspring of medical services because of a few reasons going from prepared openness, moderateness, and social acknowledgment.Therich collection of bioactive phytochemicals in plants makes them extremely fundamental for drug disclosure and a wellspring of practical elective medications. Reports have arisen about individuals, particularly in the creating African and Asian nations, utilizing home grown medication to treat COVID-19.
Warmth Shock Protein A5 (HSPA5, otherwise called BiP or GRP78) is one of the host-cell receptors that have been accounted for to be perceived by infection S protein. When contaminated, HSPA5 is upregulated and moved to the cell layer where it is perceived by the SARS-CoV-2 spike to drive the disease cycle. The phytoestrogens and estrogens have proximal restricting affinities with HSPA5. Those mixtures may meddle with SARS-CoV-2 connection to the host cells. Ideally, those therapeutic plants-inferred mixtures may direct the medication revelation in tracking down the fit prophylactics for SARS-CoV-2.
Turmeric: Turmeric is one of the most important natural product that have potential remedial effects during livers, lungs and respiratory illnesses. Turmeric has important bioactive agent known as curcumin that have antiviral, anti inflammatory and anti- oxidant properties. Turmeric is one of best agent that can be used for the treatment of lung infections and severe lung injury.For COV-19 treatment Curcumin is one of the best potential agent present in turmeric also used as spice in different foods. curcumin have antiviral effects and helps to reduce the multiplication of Corona virus. Vomiting can be treated by use of curcumin if it occurs during covid -19. Curcumin helps to maintain physical performance of body by minimizing the symptoms of fatigue by COV-19. It also helps to overcome the symptoms of fever during covid-19. Due to curcumin antioxidant properties it helps to treat the pneumonia occur during covid.
Moringa As Anti COV-19 Herb:Moringaceae is family to which moringa belongs. It is grown in different parts of world.Moringa is favourable candidate that can be used for treatment of novel corona virus. Immunity level of sick people can be increased by using moringa herb. Moringa leaves have some benefits like helps in dressing of blisters and also stop bleeeding. During Covid- 19 diarrhea can be prevented by using moringa leaf. Digestion can be promoted by using their leaves, bark and root because they are acrid.Moringa leaves also provide some additional benefits like can be used in treatment of liver.Moringa contain higher amount of potassium. Covid-19 patients those facing reduced quantities of potassium can use moringa to overcome deficiency. Moringa oil extracted from leaves have antiviral properties of gallic acid.Moringa leaves provide antioxidant activities and they have been used for the treatment of chest infection, anemia, and other viral diseases. Moringa capsule have been recently used for the treatment of covid. Moringa is the major source of zinc mineral and making it suitable solution to minimize zinc deficiency as it is low cost agent. Zinc is very important for synthesis of Rna and DNA. As an antiviral agent zinc stop the entry of viruses in body and their multiplication. Moringa tablets helps in quick recovery from cough and fever and helps to minimize the symptom of covid-19.
Giloy: Giloy is reported as the most renovating bushes. Giloy is herb considered as important part of natural treatment. Flavonoids, Phenolic, alkaloid, steroids are important photochemical present in Giloy herb. To improve digestion and immune system they have so much properties like they act as antioxidant, anti cancer , anti viral , anti toxic agent. They have wound healing and blood cleanser properties and helps to minimize anxiety and stress. Antimicrobial activities of Giloyis due to their methanol extract. Chlorine, tinosporin, palmatine, are important alkaloid present in Giloy and have defensive role in contrast to aflatoxins. Giloy juice can be taken and its herbal formulation gain massive reputation in order to treating and preventing Covid -19. Giloy tea is one of the best option that helps to boost immune system and can control fever and cough during Covid-19. Tinocordiside, one of the phytochemicals of giloy, showed restraint of principle protease of SARS-CoV-2 in a sub-atomic docking study.Berberine, Isocolumbin, Magnoflorine, and Tinocordiside compounds disconnected from Giloy showed high restricting viability against all the four key SARS-CoV-2 objective surface glycoprotein (6VSB), receptor-restricting area (6M0J), RNA subordinate RNA polymerase (6M71), and principle protease (6Y84) engaged with infection connection and replication.
Neem: Neem is classic herb that belongs to Meliaceae family. Many acute and enduring diseases can be treated by using neem. Every part of neem plant like leaves, bark, roots and seeds are used in traditional remedies. They possess antiviral, anti bacterial, and antimicrobial properties. Quercetin, nimbin, limonoids are most important terpenoids separated from neem herb. hyperoside is compound that is extracted from neem leaves showed great result against virus. Neem contain oleanolic acid, methyl eugenol like bioactive compound prevented against Sars-Cov-2. Neem leaves contain Approximately more than twenty compount those have higher binding affinities against COV-19. Additionally neem helps to prevent growth of viruses at early stage during Covid and keep blood clean by removing toxin from blood. Over response of immune system can be controlled by using neem leaves.
Tulsi or Holy Basil
Holy basil is also known as Tulsi and most commonly available herb. It is also named as queen of herbs. It can be consumed in the form of extract, tea, tincture, powder and capsule. Due to remedial properties of tulsi like presence of phenolic and linoleic compounds it is act as anti inflammatory, anti viral agent also protect and boost immune system. Covid symptom such as fever, diarrhea , cough and pain can be cured by using tulsi. Respiratory and immune system can be improved by using tulsi as they have great resistance against viruses and bacteria. Tulsi extract consist of Ursolic acid and Apigenin ingredients and thay have antiviral properties. Presence of photophilic compounds in tulsi helps in the prevention and curing of Covid-19.Basil leaves have distinctive smell and rich in teepees and aldehydes . Antimicrobial activities can be achieved by using leaves extract because of eugenol. Eugenol possess antiviral properties as they are present in essential oil of basil leaves. Purified constituents of basil leaves extract possess anti RNA properties. Due to these properties basil can be used as tonic agent for the treatment of covid-19.