Thounaojam Salvia1,2 and Laishram Shantikumar Singh3*
1Sikkim Professional University, Sikkim, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sikkim Manipal Institute of Medical Sciences, Sikkim, India
3Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Sikkim Centre, Sikkim, India
*Corresponding Author: Laishram Shantikumar Singh, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Sikkim Centre, Sikkim, India.
Received: October 06, 2020; Published: December 09, 2020
The Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by SARS-CoV-2, emerges as a pandemic is potentially a lethal disease which cause immense concern globally. The pandemic has generated mayhem throughout the worldwide due to insufficient threat evaluation. The present COVID-19 scenario has come into a precarious stage. SARS-CoV-2 has spread fast compared to other viruses including SARS due to increased globalization as well as pioneer adaptability in every environment. Due to this many agencies, researchers, health care workers are being engaged in different ways to tackle and mitigate the burden before it goes out of hand. Here we have highlighted some aspects of the virus and the disease symptoms of COVID-19. The importance of healthy immune system and reimagining the concept of immunity and the role of medicinal herbs in boosting individual immunity have also been discussed. The significance of Indian traditional medicinal practice in tackling diseases, the antiviral properties of medicinal plants and their relevance to SARS-CoV-2 have been point out. We have also highlighted the potential and the possible benefits the antiviral medicinal plants might have against SARS-CoV-2.
Keywords: COVID-19; SARS-CoV-2; Immunity and Immune Booster; Medicinal Plants
Citation: Thounaojam Salvia and Laishram Shantikumar Singh. “Covid-19 Pandemic, Significance of Reimagining Immunity and Relevance of Medicinal Plants to Combat SARS-CoV-2 Infection: A Perspective". Acta Scientific Microbiology 4.1 (2021): 33-41.
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