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The role of herbs in treating COVID-19

This projects talks about the role of herbs in treating COVID-19.
Arissa Xiang
Grade 7

Problem

What is the role of herbs in COVID-19?

Method

Finding resources that support or don't support the role of herbs in treating COVID-19.

Research

Researching herbs and COVID-19 ways to cure using herbs.

Data

Here is the websites I used:

COVID-19 and herbs info from prevention and treatment of COVID-19 using Traditional Chinese Medicine: A review: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7439087/

Macrophage:

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/macrophage

Herbs:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260602/

Covid-19 and Chineseherbs:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7331568/

Covid-19 damages:

https://twitter.com/jhepatology/status/1321757360835145728

COVID-19 and TCM:

https://cmjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13020-020-00375-1

COVID-19 prevention using Chinese herbs:

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201124/A-review-of-Traditional-Chinese-herbal-medicine-in-management-of-COVID-19.aspx

How herbs are used:

https://www.thechoppingblock.com/blog/10-things-to-make-with-too-many-herbs

Conclusion

In conclusion, herbs played an important role in preventing and treating COVID-19, but this still needs scientific or clinical studies to prove.

Citations

Many foods and herbs are known to display antiviral and immunomodulatory activities.

'Aloe vera, Angelica gigas (Korean angelica), Astragalus membranaceus (Mongolian milkvetch), Ganoderma lucidum (lingzhi mushroom), Panax ginseng (ginseng), and Scutellaria baicalensis (Chinese skullcap) have been reported to exhibit immunomodulatory properties. Their activities are based on selectively stimulating cytokines, activating lymphocytes, increasing natural killer cell counts, and enhancing macrophage actions. Rice bran, wheat bran, Lawsonia alba (hina), Echinacea purpurea (eastern purple coneflower), Plumbago zeylanica (Ceylon leadwort), and Cissampelos pareira Linn (velvetleaf) also exhibit immunomodulatory properties by stimulating phagocytosis. Eucalyptus essential oil is reported to improve the innate cell-mediated immune response that can be used as an immunoregulatory agent against infectious diseases. Collectively, using these immunomodulatory foods and herbs could enhance the immune system and protect the body against COVID-19.

' from Chinese herbal medicine for coronavirus disease 2019: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Acknowledgement

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7439087/

https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/macrophage

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7260602/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7331568/

https://twitter.com/jhepatology/status/1321757360835145728

https://cmjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13020-020-00375-1

https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201124/A-review-of-Traditional-Chinese-herbal-medicine-in-management-of-COVID-19.aspx

https://www.thechoppingblock.com/blog/10-things-to-make-with-too-many-herbs