Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Herbs

Immunomodulation and anti-viral effect of Herbal compounds: A review on coupled strategy for COVID-19

Satish Kumar Sharma; Ashok Kumar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 1007-1015

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is an infectious pathogen rapidly spreading throughout the world. The disease has become a global pandemic having approximately thirty four million disease cases with one million reported deaths, worldwide. The immuno compromised and/or old age people are most susceptible to severe form of the disease. The pathogenic virus enters the human body causing numerous changes in the immune system regulation. Several studies report that coronavirus causes ‘cytokine storm’ leading to adverse effects of host immune response. Thus, it becomes necessary to prevent the pathogen from hijacking the host’s immune system. The present study elaborately describes the scope of immunomodulation in COVID-19 along with ayurvedic herbs as potential immunomodulating drugs to curtail the effects of the pathogenic virus. Briefly, the study provides dual strategy of immunomodulation and antiviral herbal compounds as a measure to control the pandemic at current stage.

Role of Herbal Medication in Treatment of Asthma

Satish Kumar Sharma; Isha Talwar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 1016-1025

Asthma is the most prevalent non-transmissible disease that entirely affects quality of life. Management of such diseases is a pre-requisite. . Modern biological therapy for extreme asthma care, along with biomarker advances, provide the potential for phenotypic-specific therapies and introduction of more tailored procedures. Although many measures were adopted to overcome from this issue but still some side effects are faced while using synthetic medications. The present review discusses about herbal medication that were adopted by different countries to cure asthma. Discussion of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and alike herbs were done along with their clinical trials conducted on different subjects. Final a conclusion is drawn wherein it is observed that herbal medications were effective in treating asthma but a full reliance over them may sometime cause serious consequences as it not always herbs are found to be effective on different subjects. The reason may be due to mis-guiding during preparation of the formulation or incorrect labelling of the formulation