Researchers have reportedly discovered that natural products and their fruit peels have significant benefits for human health.
Scientists have demonstrated how extracts of pineapple, tea tree oil and Ginkgo biloba could be used to prevent and treat severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) that causes COVID-19.
According to the Guardian Newspapers, in a recent study posted to the bioRxiv preprint server, scientists demonstrated that the pineapple-derived jacalin-related lectin (AcmJRL/AnLec) could be an anti- SARS-CoV-2 agent.
With approximately 529 million global SARS-CoV-2 cases identified to date, the current COVID-19 pandemic has emerged as one of the substantially challenging global health risks.
Complementary to COVID-19 vaccines, innovative medications have been the topic of studies and development.
SARS-CoV-2’s highly glycosylated spike (S) protein is a primary focus for antiviral medicines since it aids in infection.
The AcmJRL is found in substantial amounts in the drug bromelain and is known to attach mannosides.
In the same vein, , an Ananas comosus (pineapple) stem extract, bromelain, is an authorised fibrinolytic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-edematous agent used to treat trauma-triggered swelling, amongst others.
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