CURCUMIN: A RAY HOPE AS PREVENTIVE MEASURES FOR COVID 19 INFECTION
Nikita M. Shevkar*, Ramesh A. Gadekar, Ashwini V. Shelke and Anil G. Jadhav
Novel COVID-19 is a virus-related syndrome that occurs as a result of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2. The family of coronavirus is coronaviridae family. This disease was invented from Wuhan city of Hubei region in China, in December 2019 and it is range in over 210 countries in world. Coronavirus is a single stranded, positive sense RNA virus and it is transmitted to human via respiratory droplets. The patients show the flu like signs with a dry cough, sore throat, sneezing, lethargy, muscle pain, high fever and breathing problems.
Till Now a days there is not any particular treatment is available for Covid-19 disease. Some combination of antiviral agents such as Hydroxylchloroquine and Azithromycin are used as supportive treatment for covid-19 disease. However Unani, Homeopathy and Ayurveda therapy may be used along with Allopathic therapy. This article probably focuses on the Ayurveda therapy as supportive treatment in covid-19 disease. A curcumin is a natural, herbal,polyphenolic constituent which obtained from roots of the rhizome plant curcuma longa belongs to family Zingiberaceae, is shows a potential effects in covid-19 disease.
We briefly summarize potential effects of the curcumin in the cure of the covid-19 in this review.
Keywords: Covid-19, Curcumin, Coronavirus, Infection, Disease.
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