Response to Covid-19 Disease in Ghana: A Review of the Herbs

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  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra
  • Department of Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine, School of Pharmacy, University of Ghana, Accra

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https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr/2021/26515

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COVID-19, Herbs, Preventive Therapy

Abstract

The majority of people living in developing countries rely on alternative medicine for many aspects of their healthcare needs. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of alternative treatments have been adopted in a bid to prevent contracting and sometimes purported to cure the disease. However, the adopted medicinal plants are mainly arbitrary and have not been captured nor reviewed in the light of available knowledge. In this review, we examined the herbs, fruits, vegetables and other alternative therapies that have been employed by many Ghanaians with the aim of COVID-19 disease prevention. The majority of these herbs are medicinal plants known to have antiviral activities, while others boost the immune system.

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2021-10-01

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Ama Mireku-Gyimah, N., Owusu Donkor, P., Kitcher, C., Adusei Sarkodie, J., Oppong Bekoe, E., & Kwaku Boateng, O. (2021). Response to Covid-19 Disease in Ghana: A Review of the Herbs. Journal of Natural Remedies, 21(4), 283–290. https://doi.org/10.18311/jnr/2021/26515

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