A review on the COVID-19, its history, diagnostic approaches, role of herbs and current world scenario
Keywords:Lianhua-Qingwen, COVID-19, herbal plant, SARS-CoV-2
COVID- 19, a novel coronavirus disease caused by SARS-CoV-2 (severe acute respiratory syndrome caused by coronavirus-2) transmitted from person to person, is now declared as a pandemic worldwide by WHO. SARS-CoV-2 belongs to the family of Coronaviridae. Covid-19 (Coronavirus disease 2019) is an infectious disease with clinical symptoms like fever, sore throat, sneezing, shortness of breath, fatigue, cough, diarrhoea, chills, and respiratory symptoms that has now entered into the new dangerous phase. This virus can easily extend and can cause severe illness to the global village. Till 7Nov 2020, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was 48534508, and the death number is 1231017, affecting, directly and indirectly, more than 215 territories worldwide. Hence an effective international strategy is required to control and prevent this disaster. To combat the coronavirus-2 different approaches have been initiated in scientific concern, but focussed attention should be given to the medical value of herbal plant extract to prevent these endemic type diseases. Hence, this review describes the symptoms and the role of herbal plants in treating the COVID-19.
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