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Medicinal Plants to Strengthen Immunity during a Pandemic

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Institute of Living Systems, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, A. Nevskogo Street 14, 236016 Kaliningrad, Russia
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Laboratory of Biocatalysis, Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya Street 6, 650043 Kemerovo, Russia
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Department of Bionanotechnology, Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya Street 6, 650043 Kemerovo, Russia
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Natural Nutraceutical Biotesting Laboratory, Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya Street 6, 650043 Kemerovo, Russia
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Department of General Mathematics and Informatics, Kemerovo State University, Krasnaya Street, 6, 650043 Kemerovo, Russia
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Pharmaceuticals 2020, 13(10), 313; https://doi.org/10.3390/ph13100313
Received: 18 September 2020 / Revised: 11 October 2020 / Accepted: 13 October 2020 / Published: 15 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medicinal Plants 2020)
The development of new effective anti-coronavirus drugs and therapies is important, but it requires significant human, financial and, most importantly, time expenditures. The current pandemic is neither the first nor the last. Humanity has already accumulated considerable survival experience. We cannot do without prevention and epidemiological protection measures. This study reviews medicinal plants that grow in Northeast Asia and whose antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory characteristics are already known, also in the framework of the prevention and treatment of pneumonia of various etiologies. The need for a comprehensive approach to maintaining immunodefences, including functional foods and positive emotions, is emphasized. In the period of pandemics, it is important to research various areas that allow to us accumulate a critical mass of information and cope with the next global disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: medicinal plants; antiviral activity; prevention; phenolic compounds; flavonoids medicinal plants; antiviral activity; prevention; phenolic compounds; flavonoids
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Babich, O.; Sukhikh, S.; Prosekov, A.; Asyakina, L.; Ivanova, S. Medicinal Plants to Strengthen Immunity during a Pandemic. Pharmaceuticals 2020, 13, 313.

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