9th International Congress on Biotechnology and Food Sciences
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Accepted Abstracts

Marine and Natural products as COVID-19 active agents: An Overview

Kartikay Pandey*
Dr. Pandey's Laboratories and Research Foundation, India

Citation: Pandey K (2020) Marine and Natural products as COVID-19 active agents: An Overview. SciTech BioTech-Food Sciences 2020. 

Received: July 28, 2020         Accepted: August 07, 2020         Published: August 07, 2020


Consistent R&D efforts during past 70 years, have indicated that Marine natural products have diverse biological activities.COVID-19, caused by SARS-CoV-2, is posing a big challenge against Humankind. Remdesivir, and other synthetic antiviral drugs, are being tried against the virus. Some Natural products, like Withanone, are also said be effective. At least 70% of Earth’s surface is covered with sea/salty water. World’s oldest, most revered and holiest texts, the Vedas, term the Ocean as ‘Ratnakar’, or the bestower of immense riches. In the nineteen fifties, potent bioactive, chemical compounds from marine organisms, for the first time. Some home-based, traditional remedies have also proved helpful, against such viral infections. Local Application of Pure Milk Fat/ Deshi Ghee, into eyes, and affected areas, has shown to be beneficial in Herpes zoster opthalmicus infection. The pure milk fat/ deshi ghee, when applied into eyes, has indicated it to be having an immunomodulatory, and nerve tonic poperties, as well. Such vital aspects are discussed herewith.
Key words: Chinese virus, Wuhan virus, COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, RNA virus,Remdesivir, Azithromycin, Withanone, Ivermectin, Tinospora cordifolia, Ara-C, Hydroxy Chloroquine, WHO, WHA, Herpes zoster opthalmicus, pure deshi ghee, Innate immunity system.