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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-138

Antiviral properties of traditional chinese medicine against coronavirus: Research clues for coronavirus disease-2019


1 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Graduate School, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
2 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
3 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
4 Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences; Community Health Service Center of Beizhuang Town, Beijing, China
5 Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Qiu-Yan Li
Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100091
China
Dr. Wan-Tong Zhang
Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, Beijing 100091
China
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/wjtcm.wjtcm_15_20

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The objective of this study was to provide research clues for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) and coronavirus (CoV) infection using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A review on research and clinical trials that using TCM extracts and active ingredients against CoV was performed, and a table of TCM agents and their effects on CoV were summarized. Relevant analysis was performed and visual expression of the data included summarizing the types of TCM and treatment methods for COVID-19. TCM fighting against CoV is mainly used in the lung and heart channels, and its medicinal properties are mainly cold and mild, while its taste is mainly bitter and sweet. The majority of research focused on treatments that clear away heat and toxic materials and those that strengthen body resistance and tonify deficiencies. TCM has unique advantages to fight against CoV. The development of new anti-CoV therapy using TCM is of great significance for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 pneumonia and various viral infectious diseases.


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