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Haritaki helps COVID-19

Research in India is indicating that Haritaki is helpful in combatting COVID-19.

This research, done at one of India’s most prestigious university shows that haritaki has qualities that by targeting a specific protein in the virus, can reduce the impact of this virus.

Here is the quote from the article:

"The team from IIT’s Kusuma School of Biological Sciences (KSBS) screened about 51 medicinal plants on 3CLProprotease (3-chymotrypsin-like protease) of the virus, which is necessary for processing the viral polyproteins and therefore emerged as an interesting premise for the development of drugs targeting the virus.

The research found that the targeting of this protein may be able to halt the replication of the virus.

“Indian herbal and medicinal plants have a vast repository of bioactive components useful in combating many diseases. In this context, the beneficial effects of the tea in eliciting relief for COVID related conditions have been increasingly evidenced,” said S.K. Khare, Dean, Research and Development, IIT Delhi."

Source:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tea-haritaki-extracts-may-act-as-potential-therapeutic-options-against-covid-19-iit-delhi-study/article31971504.ece

 



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