Conventional Therapeutic Drugs and Traditional Herbal Medicine in Prevention and Treatment of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19): An Update


  • Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Department of Neurology, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, 206130, India
  • Uttar Pradesh University of Medical Sciences, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, 206130, India


Background: Since December 2019, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus to developing severe acute respiratory disease originated from Wuhan, China, and further spread rapidly all over the world except very few counties. On 30th January 2020, The WHO confirmed the epidemic as a community health crisis all over world. No drug was approved for treatment but some conventional and traditional medicinal plants are being used against COVID-19 infections. Objective: The present review is to illustrate current updates on conventional and traditional herbal medicine used for deterrent and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Methods: Search engines like Scopus, Pubmed, and World Health Organization (WHO) literature on current advances about novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were reviewed. Discussion and Conclusion: Current research data indicated that the outbreaks caused by SARS MERS and COVID-19 have produced substantial community health problems. Currently, there are no vaccines for prevention or specific treatments however it can be managed by using oxygen therapy, convalescent plasma therapy, antimalarial drugs, and broad-spectrum antiviral drugs. Many traditional herbal and Chinese medicines may be useful.


Diagnosis, Conventional Drugs, Traditional Herbal Medicine, COVID-19

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