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Herbal Extracts May Inhibit Coronavirus Replication

Herbal Extracts May Inhibit Coronavirus Replication (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Medicinal herbal extracts have been screened for their antiviral effects on coronavirus replication (Kim et al., 2008; Kim et al., 2010). The … Continue reading

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Antiviral Flavonoids from Houttuynia Cordata

Antiviral Flavonoids from Houttuynia Cordata (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) The ethyl acetate (EA) fraction of Houttuynia cordata (H. cordata) Thunb. (Saururaceae) may have antiviral effects. It may be used against coronaviruses and … Continue reading

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Sabadinine, Houttuynia Cordata, and Coronaviruses

Sabadinine and Houttuynia Cordata (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) The replication of CoVs relies on proteolytic processing (Toney et al., 2004). The major proteinase, 3C-like protease (3CLpro), may become a target for anti-SARS … Continue reading

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Glycyrrhizin, Cinnamomi Cortex, and Toona Sinensis Roem

Glycyrrhizin, Cinnamomi Cortex, and Toona Sinensis Roem (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Glycyrrhizin (GL) may suppress SARS-CoV replication (Hoever et al., 2005). The insertion of 2-acetamido-beta-d-glucopyranosylamine into the GL glycoside chain increased the … Continue reading

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The Antiviral Flavonoids for SARS-CoV and HCV

The Antiviral Flavonoids for SARS-CoV and HCV (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) Aryl diketoacid (ADK) has antiviral effects that can be improved by adding an aromatic arylmethyl substituent (Park et al., 2012). A … Continue reading

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Emodin and the SARS Coronavirus

Emodin and the SARS Coronavirus (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) SARS-CoV spike (S) protein is a type I membrane-bound protein (Ho et al., 2007). It has an elemental role for the viral attachment … Continue reading

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Antiviral Herbal Compounds for SARS-CoV Ion Channels

Antiviral Herbal Compounds for SARS-CoV Ion Channels (From Potential Antiviral Agents for Coronaviruses: Compounds, Herbal Products, and Drug Targets) The protein coded by the open-reading-frame 3a of SARS coronavirus may form a cation-selective channel (Schwarz et al., 2014). The channel … Continue reading

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Rhizoma Anemarrhenae for Infectious Diseases, Fever, and Diabetes

[Name] Rhizoma Anemarrhenae [Chinese Name] Zhi Mu [Parts Used and Preparation] Rhizome [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Bitter, sweet; cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung, Stomach and Kidney [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can clear the pathogenic Heat and Fire factors, … Continue reading

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Pueraria Roots for Fever, Headaches, Diarrhea, and Diabetes

[Name] Pueraria Root, Radix Puerariae [Chinese Name] Ge Gen [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, pungent; cool [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Spleen and Stomach [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can dispel the pathogenic factors from the … Continue reading

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Chrysanthemum for flu, Headaches, and Blurred Vision

[Name] Chrysanthemum Flower, Flos Chrysanthemi [Chinese Name] Ju Hua [Parts Used and Preparation] Flowers [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Sweet, bitter; slightly cold [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Liver and Lung [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb can expel the pathogenic wind factor, … Continue reading

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The Herb Perillae for Infectious Diseases, Flu

[Name] Perillae, Perilla frutescens [Chinese Name] Zi Su [Parts Used and Preparation] Stalks; leaves; seeds [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may disperse the exterior pathogenic wind and … Continue reading

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Notopterygium Root for Infectious Diseases and Joint Pain

[Name] Notopterygium Root, Rhizoma seu Radix Notopterygii, Rhizoma et Radix Notopterygii, Notopterygium incisum [Chinese Name] Qiang Huo [Parts Used and Preparation] Roots and rhizomes [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder and Kidney [Actions in … Continue reading

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Ledebouriella Root for Infectious Diseases and Pain

[Name] Ledebouriella Root, Radix Ledebouriellae, Radix Saposhnikoviae [Chinese Name] Fang Feng [Parts Used and Preparation] Root [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, sweet; slightly warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Urinary Bladder, Liver and Spleen [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may expel … Continue reading

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Schizonepeta for Infectious Diseases and Skin Disorders

[Name] Schizonepeta, Herba Schizonepetae [Chinese Name] Jing Jie [Parts Used and Preparation] Whole herb [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent; warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Liver [Actions in Chinese Medicine] This herb may dispel the pathogenic wind factors and relieve … Continue reading

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Ephedra for Infectious Diseases, Asthma, and Edema

[Name] Ephedra, Herba Ephedrae, Ephedra sinica Stapf [Chinese Name] Ma Huang [Parts Used and Preparation] Stem. [Flavors in Chinese Medicine] Pungent, bitter, warm [Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels] Lung and Bladder [Actions in Chinese Medicine] The herb may remove the pathogenic factors … Continue reading

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Preparation of Herbs

Crude herbs need to be prepared with certain procedures before they can be used.  Because herbs are natural products, they need to be cleaned and processed to be stored for a long term.  Some special processing methods are used to … Continue reading

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How to Use Herbs in Different Forms

Herbal compress: Applying a cloth that has been soaked in herbal solutions directly on the affected body area. Herbal decoctions: Using the bark, root, seed, or berry of a plant to make a tea through simmering for about 20-30 minutes.  … Continue reading

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