Can food and food supplements be deployed in the fight against the COVID 19 pandemic?


Celik C., GENÇAY GÖKSU A. , ÖÇSOY İ.

BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS, vol.1865, no.2, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 1865 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bbagen.2020.129801
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHIMICA ET BIOPHYSICA ACTA-GENERAL SUBJECTS

Abstract

Background: Due to lack of approved drugs and vaccines, the medical world has resorted to older drugs, produced for viral infections and other diseases, as a remedy to combat COVID-19. The accumulating evidence from in vitro and in vivo studies for SARS-CoV and MERS-CoV have demonstrated that several polyphenols found in plants and zinc- polyphenol clusters have been in use as herbal medicines have antiviral activities against viruses with various mechanisms.