FOODS, NUTRACEUTICALS AND MEDICINAL PLANTS USED AS COMPLEMENTARY PRACTICE IN FACING UP THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) SYMPTOMS: A REVIEW
Keywords:Medicinal Plants, Nutraceuticals, Antiviral activity, Immunomodulatory, Anti-inflammatory
The present prospective work of scientific articles related to foods and natural products with anti-Covid activity in databases in order to present a scientific community, to governments and society as main foods, nutraceuticals and medicinal plants as strategies used by countries during the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of articles on food, medicinal plants and biotechnology was carried out in databases of scientific articles such as: CAPES journals, PubMed, Elsevier's Science Direct, Willey on library library, Taylor & Francis Springer-Nature database, BMC, Hindawi, Scielo, ACS - American Chemical Society, Google Scholar, in addition to the Patent Database “The LENS” and “Questel-Orbit”. Foods used in daily life such as garlic, ginger, turmeric, sour orange, vegetables, lactobacilli demonstrate proven anti-virus action. Medicinal plants used by Traditional Chinese, Korean and Indian Medicine also demonstrate anti-Covid activity and used during the coronavirus outbreak. Some medicinal plants, green propolis extract, red propolis extract, royal gelly, polen, honey have also been cited as anti-covid, natural anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory products.
Copyright (c) 2020 Fernanda Geny Calheiros Silva, Arthur Luy Tavares Ferreira Borges, João Victor Lessa de Oliveira, Ana Paula do Nascimento Prata, Isabel Cristina Celerino de Moraes Porto, Carlos Arthur Cardoso de Almeida, Jonas dos Santos Sousa, Johnnatan Duarte Freitas, Alfredo Dias de Oliveira-Filho, Fernando Minervo Pimentel Reis, Rinalda Araújo Guerra de Oliveira, Sâmia Andrícia Souza da Silva, Ticiano Gomes Nascimento
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