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Scientists have recorded more breakthroughs in the search for natural cures for COVID-19. They found that Xylitol and grapefruit seed extract nasal spray helps COVID-19 patients to recover faster and that pomegranate peel and Cat’s claw extracts inhibited replication of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2), which causes COVID-19. Researchers have also identified compounds in traditional Chinese medicine herbs that could prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Until now, no effective and safe therapeutic medications for COVID-19 or preventative vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 infection have been developed and rolled out for general usage. Therefore, the search continues to develop effective therapeutic options to treat COVID-19, while vaccines against its causative pathogen undergo clinical trials and await regulatory body approval.
United States-based researchers Camille Celeste Go, Krunal Pandav, Marcos A. Sanchez-Gonzalez, and Gustavo Ferrer have published a report exploring the potential role of Xylitol and Grapefruit seed extract (in the form of a nasal spray) in treating COVID-19. Their study titled, “Potential Role of Xylitol Plus Grapefruit Seed Extract Nasal Spray Solution in COVID-19: Case Series,” was released in the open-access journal Cureus.
The authors of the study explained the significant impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare systems of many countries around the world. They explained that angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and transmembrane serine protease 2 (TMPRSS2) are two potential drug targets. The ACE2 receptor acts as the binding site where the virus attaches to enter into the host cells. The TMPRSS2 also plays an important role in viral entry into the cells. These are both present abundantly in the bronchial epithelium and alveolar type II epithelium cells, as well as the epithelial lining of the nose.
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