Antiviral Properties of Traditional Chinese Medicine against Coronavirus: Research Clues for Coronavirus Disease-2019
  
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DOI:10.4103/wjtcm.wjtcm_15_20
KeyWord:2019‑novel coronavirus, coronavirus, coronavirus disease‑19, novel coronavirus pneumonia, severe acute respiratorysyndrome‑coronavirus‑2, Traditional Chinese Medicine
                                
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Xu-Jie Wangab a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;b.Graduate School, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Jia-Xi Lia a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Miao-Ran Wangac a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;c.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Zhong-Yang Zhouad a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;d.Community Health Service Center of Beizhuang Town
Bao-Chen Zhue e.Dongzhimen Hospital, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing, China
Xue-Xue Zhangab a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;b.Graduate School, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Rui Zhangac a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;c.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Wei Tangac a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;c.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Yu-Fei Wuac a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences;c.Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
Wan-Tong Zhanga a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
Qiu-Yan Lia a.Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences
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Abstract:
      The objective of this study was to provide research clues for the prevention and treatment of coronavirus disease‑2019 (COVID‑19) and coronavirus (CoV) infection using Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). A review on research and clinical trials that using TCM extracts and active ingredients against CoV was performed, and a table of TCM agents and their effects on CoV were summarized. Relevant analysis was performed and visual expression of the data included summarizing the types of TCM and treatment methods for COVID‑19. TCM fighting against CoV is mainly used in the lung and heart channels, and its medicinal properties are mainly cold and mild, while its taste is mainly bitter and sweet. The majority of research focused on treatments that clear away heat and toxic materials and those that strengthen body resistance and tonify deficiencies. TCM has unique advantages to fight against CoV. The development of new anti‑CoV therapy using TCM is of great significance for the prevention and treatment of COVID‑19 pneumonia and various viral infectious diseases.
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