Medicinal Plants and COVID-19

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Asita Elengoe, PhD – Associate Professor, Biotechnology, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Series: Natural Products and Therapeutics
BISAC: SCI099000; SCI010000; SCI003000
DOI: https://doi.org/10.52305/QQUM5776

Vaccines and current medications are being tested in a variety of clinical trials to develop a cure for COVID-19. Plant-based compounds, in addition to the various synthetic chemical compounds, could provide a variety of viable possibilities for testing against the virus. Many plants have been shown to have antiviral properties whether used as crude extracts or as their active components in pure form in studies. The aim of the book is to emphasise the significance of phytomedicine in the fight against COVID-19. The mechanistic elements of the most important phytochemical compounds that have shown potential against SARS-CoV-2 are also covered in this book. Phytochemicals have been shown to suppress coronaviruses via mechanisms such as viral entry inhibition, inhibition of replication enzymes and virus release blockage. Phytomedicine is less well understood mechanistically than synthetic medications. Therefore, it should be studied thoroughly before use. Phytochemicals, on the other hand, make drug discovery less arduous and give a faster alternative to drug testing. Plant-based medications should be incorporated in COVID-19 therapeutic development alongside other drugs now being investigated against the virus.

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgment

Chapter 1. Introduction
Asita Elengoe, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 2. The Pathogenesis of Coronavirus through the Host
Hemapriyaa Vijayan, MSc, Rathimalar Ayakannu, PhD, Erlina Abdullah, PhD and Chun Hoe Tan, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 3. Clinical Symptoms and Diagnoses of COVID-19
Rathimalar Ayakannu, PhD, Hemapriyaa Vijayan, MSc, Chun Hoe Tan, PhD and Erlina Abdullah, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 4. Counteracting SARS-CoV-2 and Managing the Impact of COVID-19 Using Natural Products and Medicinal Plants
Idris Adewale Ahmed, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 5. Traditional Plant-Based Therapies for SARS-CoV-2 Infections
Chun Hoe Tan, PhD, Erlina Abdullah, PhD, Hema Priyaa Vijayan and Rathimalar Ayakannu, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 6. Medicinal Plants for SARS-CoV-2 Infections
Erlina Abdullah, PhD, Chun Hoe Tan, PhD, Hema Priyaa Vijayan, MSc and Rathimalar Ayakannu, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 7. SARS-CoV-2 and Medicinal Plants
Abdul Haleem Mohamad Wahhaj1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 8. Phytochemicals Against SARS-CoV-2 Target Proteins
Hitheshi Saluwadana1, BSc, Asita Elengoe2, PhD and Shanaya Amath1, BSc
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 9. Bioinformatic Tools to Study SARS-CoV-2 Proteins
Asita Elengoe, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 10. Plant-Derived Anti-SARS-CoV-2 Viral Compounds
Matthew Aaron Lopez1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 11. The Mechanistic Aspects of Using Phytochemicals Against SARS-CoV-2
Dharithri Hansani1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 12. An In Silico Study-Exploring the Interaction Between Cinnamomum Verum Plant Compounds and SARS-CoV-2 Receptor Binding Domain (RBD)
Dharithri Hansani1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 13. A Molecular Docking Study on Welmee Plant (Glycyrrhiza glabra. L) Compounds against SARS-CoV-2 Spike Proteins
Hitheshi Saluwadana1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 14. An In Silico Study-Mechanism Action of Tasmanian Blue Gum Plant Compounds Against SARS-CoV-2
Asita Elengoe1, PhD and Matthew Aaron Lopez2, BSc
1Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia
2School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Chapter 15. A Molecular Interaction Study Between Syzygium aromaticum Plant Compounds and SARS-CoV-2 Target Proteins
Abdul Haleem Mohamad Wahhaj1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 16. Bioactive Phytoconstituents of Andrographis paniculata as Potential Inhibitors
of SARS-CoV-2
Shanaya Amath1, BSc and Asita Elengoe2, PhD
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 17. The Identification of Bioactive Phytoconstituents from Turmeric Plant as a Potential Inhibitors of SARS-CoV-2: A Computational Biology Approach
Asita Elengoe1, PhD and Muskan Karmani2, BSc
1Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
2Faculty of Biotechnology, INTI International University, Persiaran Perdana BBN, Putra Nilai, Malaysia

Chapter 18. A Brief Overview of the COVID-19 Outbreak in Sri Lanka
Abdul Haleem Mohamad Wahhaj1, BSc, Asita Elengoe2, PhD and Shanaya Amath1, BSc
1School of Biotechnology, Manipal International University (MIU), Putra Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia
2Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Chapter 19. Conclusion
Asita Elengoe, PhD
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Science, Lincoln University College, Selangor, Malaysia

Index

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