Potential of Jamu in Nanotechnology Perspective as an Alternative Treatment for Covid-19

Kurniawan, Dhadhang Wahyu and Ikhsanudin, Azis (2020) Potential of Jamu in Nanotechnology Perspective as an Alternative Treatment for Covid-19. Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research, 7 (3). 123 -131. ISSN E-ISSN 2477-0612

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The world seems to be recovering at this time, especially because of the 2019 global coronavirus
disease pandemic (COVID-19) caused by the Coronavirus 2 virus (SARS-CoV-2). This virus is
similar to other β-coronaviruses through several steps to enter and bind angiotensin-converting
enzyme 2 (ACE2) as the main receptor. This binding, particularly in the respiratory epithelium
and alveoli of the lungs, affects harmony in human host cells. No specific vaccines and antivirals
are available to date as drug investigations are still ongoing. However, many Indonesians
consume herbal medicine, especially 'empon-empon' containing the Zingiberaceae family, to
protect their health from COVID-19. So far, herbal medicine has shown good results to protect
the Indonesian people in fighting SARS-CoV-2 empirically. In this review, we describe the
characteristics of SARS-CoV-2, herbal ingredients that are active in fighting COVID-19, and
applied nanotechnology challenges to COVID-19. Therefore, it is proposed to develop herbal
medicine with a nanotechnology approach to increase the efficacy and potential of herbal medicine
in fighting COVID-19. Moreover, the development of nanotechnology for Indonesian jamu will
increase the value of Indonesian jamu and raise its reputation in the world

Item Type: Artikel Umum
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Depositing User: Mr Azis Ikhsanudin
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2023 01:41
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2023 01:42
URI: http://eprints.uad.ac.id/id/eprint/42151

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