Anti-viral Activity of 62 Medicinal Plants, Herbs and Spices Available in Bangladesh: A Mini Review

Authors

  • Adiba Firuj Molecular Pharmacology and Herbal Drug Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Fahima Aktar Molecular Pharmacology and Herbal Drug Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Tahmina Akter Department of Physiology, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Jakir Ahmed Chowdhury Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Abu Asad Chowdhury Molecular Pharmacology and Herbal Drug Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Shaila Kabir Molecular Pharmacology and Herbal Drug Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
  • Sultan Mehtap Büyüker Department of Pharmacy Services, Üsküdar University, Üsküdar, Istanbul, Turkie
  • Md Shah Amran Molecular Pharmacology and Herbal Drug Research Laboratory, Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v22i2.67408

Keywords:

Medicinal and aromatic plants, Viral diseases, Anti-viral activity of medicinal plant, Newcastle Disease virus, New drug development

Abstract

Microorganisms can cause devastating diseases leading to a pandemic, such as COVID-19 which has created a devastating situation throughout the world. The SARS-CoV-2 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 is the major concern for creating this pandemic situation. Viruses are the major pathogenic microorganisms that have the potential to be detrimental to human beings and animals in many ways. By entering the human body through different routes and commanding different machinery of the body to generate a higher number of their genomic copies and proteins they create pathogenesis. Phytomedicines may act as suitable weapons to halt the reproduction of such viruses and combat diseases caused byBangladesh is the habitat of about 500 medicinal and aromatic plants. Many of these plants have been found to show anti-viral activity. The anti-viral activity of Terminalia chebula, a well-known Bangladeshi medicinal plant has been proven to combat Newcastle Disease virus, Herpes Simplex Virus, Adenovirus type 5, Measles virus, Echovirus type 11, Rotavirus, Influenza A virus, Hepatitis B virus and Enterovirus. This review article was aimed to search available medicinal plants as novel anti-viral drugs.

Dhaka Univ. J. Pharm. Sci. 22(2): 213-232, 2023 (December)

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2023-12-26

How to Cite

Firuj, A., Aktar, F. ., Akter, T. ., Chowdhury, J. A. ., Chowdhury, A. A. ., Kabir, S. ., Büyüker, S. M., & Amran, M. S. . (2023). Anti-viral Activity of 62 Medicinal Plants, Herbs and Spices Available in Bangladesh: A Mini Review. Dhaka University Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 22(2), 213–232. https://doi.org/10.3329/dujps.v22i2.67408

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