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The plant that might stop Covid-19

By The Nation

 

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The Department of Thai Traditional Medicine and Government Pharmaceutical Organisation will sign a memorandum of understanding next Tuesday (February 25) on research into the medicinal plant Andrographis paniculate with an eye to developing a drug that can inhibit or kill the Covid-19 virus.

 

Dr Pramote Satienrat, deputy director-general of the Traditional Medicine Department, said on Friday (February 21) that interest in the plant – also known as cleat and green chireta – was keen 10 years ago amid the SARs pandemic.

 

“We already have the genetic code of the new virus and we know it’s different from that of SARs, but Andrographis paniculata has been shown to be effective in combating the pneumonia virus and the common cold.”

 

Pramote said researchers will recruit 10 healthy volunteers, feed them a plant extract and test their blood after five days. 

 

If the results are encouraging, a serum will be developed and tested against both the SARS and CoV-2 viruses. 

 

Pramote believes an announcement can be expected within a month.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30382571

 

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16 hours ago, worgeordie said:

I thought you would have to have ill people to test if the plant works

or has any effect at all, does this mean they are testing healthy people

to see if it makes them ill .

regards worgeordie

 

They're called phase 1 clinical trials. First test for side effects in healthy people - usually students.😀

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25 minutes ago, GanDoonToonPet said:

They're called phase 1 clinical trials. First test for side effects in healthy people - usually students.😀

I have a good friend in Canada who financed many of her travels around the world by testing medecine for pharmaceutical companies. I wouldn't do it. 

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

Andrographis paniculata has been shown to be effective in combating the pneumonia virus

I thought pneumonia was a condition and not a virus.

 

18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

 

If the results are encouraging, a serum will be developed and tested against both the SARS and CoV-2 viruses. 

COVID 19 is the disease one get when infected by the SARS COV 2 virus.

 

18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

research into the medicinal plant Andrographis paniculate with an eye to developing a drug that can inhibit or kill the Covid-19 virus.

Again COVID 19 is not a virus,it's a condition caused by a virus.

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