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Sign in to join mission. My colleagues and I from the Durban University of Technology and the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa are among the researchers looking for potential COVID-19 treatments from plants. United States of America

Uzbekistan Ghana San Marino Iceland Mauritania Medicinal plants are gradually gaining prominence in scientists’ search for […] St Eustatius Take a look at the uses of this medicinal plant: Keeps the digestive system running Boosts immunity Enhances mood Expels cough from the body Benefits respiratory health …


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The effects of the compounds on infected rats will be monitored. Chad We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. This is why it’s important to ensure effective treatments are also part of the efforts to end COVID-19. Kenya Senegal Slovenia Bonaire This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website.

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We are now in the second phase of our study, which will test the compounds rigorously in the laboratory if funding can be found. Gambia Our end goal is to finally have a successful treatment for this virus. Palestine Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch!

We have 3 kinds of wild strawberries, sweet grass that tastes like green apples, native blackberries, wild onions, edible mushrooms and the list goes on. South Africa has a long tradition of using plants for medicinal purposes. Nicaragua Midway Islands Guinea Basil, Fennel, Chives, Cilantro, Apple Mint, Thyme, Golden Oregano, Variegated Lemon Balm, Rosemary, Variegated Sage are some important medicinal herbs and can be planted in kitchen garden. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. Jordan Our initial findings show that some compounds had the potential to inhibit SARS-CoV-2.


Spain Dominican Republic In the initial stage of this project we worked with collaborators from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Bio-computational and drug design laboratory. Channel Islands

Barbados Kiribati But most still need to be scientifically validated as treatments for particular diseases.



In the Pacific Northwest we have lots of native edible and medicinal plants in our lush environment. Montenegro Philippines Cambodia Monaco Korea South Great Britain Four compounds exhibited extremely good binding to the virus, meaning that these compounds may prevent the virus from replicating. Protein-binding may affect drug activity in one of two ways: either by changing the effective concentration of the drug at its site of action or by changing the rate at which the drug is eliminated, thus affecting the length of time for which effective concentrations are maintained. Isle of Man Mongolia Bangladesh China

Curacao Plants synthesise hundreds of chemical compounds for functions including defence against insects, fungi, diseases, and herbivorous mammals.

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These compounds could serve as a starting point for the discovery of a novel SARS-CoV-2 therapeutic.

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South Africa Samoa American Find native edible and medicinal plants in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and British Columbia (parts of CA, OR, WA, ID, BC). Bulgaria Molecular docking is the study of how two or more molecular structures (for example, a drug and an enzyme or protein) fit together. Mexico


Yemen Medicinal plants, also called medicinal herbs, have been discovered and used in traditional medicine practices since prehistoric times.

Our aim in the first phase was to identify bioactive compounds in plants that are indigenous to South Africa which could be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Martinique Samoa This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Tonga Jersey Bahrain They exhibited favourable binding orientations and were identified as potential inhibitors of the SARS-CoV-2 receptor binding domain and SARS-CoV-2 RNA-dependent polymerase.

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