Immunity Boosting Medicinal Plants to Beat Covid -19 in Seraj Block of Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh

Journal of Scientific Research in Medical and Biological Sciences

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Title Immunity Boosting Medicinal Plants to Beat Covid -19 in Seraj Block of Mandi District, Himachal Pradesh
 
Creator Lata, Manju
Jamali, Mohammad
 
Subject COVID-19
Medicinal Plants
Immunity Boosting
Seraj Block
 
Description Purpose: This study aimed to document the present status of medicinal plants used to boost the immunity to combat Coronavirus.
Materials and Methods: For the assessment and use of herbs during the Covid 19 pandemic, surveys were conducted in different villages of  Seraj block. The surveys were conducted during the spread of the pandemic from 2020 to 2021. Local people were interviewed and information on the utilization of local herbs during this pandemic was recorded. Information on parts used, the procedure of use, habit, habitat, etc. was also collected.
Results: A total of 58 species of medicinal plants from 27 families and 42 genera were documented. Among them, the most dominant family was Rosaceae.  Most of the plants such as Morchella sp, Naustratium officinale,Taraxacum officinale ,Urtica dioica ,Allium sp,Withania foraminifera, Curcuma longa, Cannabis, Mentha, Ocimum sanctum are rich in antioxidants and have a wide range of medicinal values used to treat cough, cold, fever, and bronchitis. All these plants were used traditionally to boost immunity. Due to the covid -19 pandemic, the utilization of these herbal plants has increased many folds in the area. These medicinal plants should be made available to scientists to design clinical trials. Integration of this concept would certainly develop drug therapy in the near future.
Conclusion: The study found that the use of medicinal plants has increased during COVID-19 and most of the respondents recommended medicinal plants to prevent COVID-19 and to boost immunity. More studies should be conducted to develop certain formulations.
 
Publisher Baynoon Centre for Studies and Development (BCSD)
 
Date 2021-11-08
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/jsrmbs/article/view/337
10.47631/jsrmbs.v2i4.337
 
Source Journal of Scientific Research in Medical and Biological Sciences; Vol. 2 No. 4 (2021): Journal of Scientific Research in Medical and Biological Sciences; 44-56
2709-1511
2709-0159
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://bcsdjournals.com/index.php/jsrmbs/article/view/337/219
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2021 Journal of Scientific Research in Medical and Biological Sciences
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
 

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