Coronavirus disease-2019(COVID-19) has gained much popularity not only in the
Wuhan city of China but internationally also; in January 2020, the corona rapidly spread to many
countries like the USA, Italy, Russia, India, Singapore, Pakistan, Thailand, Canada, Australia, England,
and so on through passengers traveling to other countries.
Corona patients can be cured with synthetic drugs, traditional herbal medicines (THM), use of Vitamin
D and the quarantine approach. Different allopathic medicines, herbal extracts, and vitamin D
have been observed to be useful in the treatment of novel coronavirus, like Remdesivir, hydroxychloroquine,
Teicoplanin, Lopinavir+ Ritonavir, Ribavirin + corticosteroids, Glycyrrhizin, Sanguisorbae
radix, Acanthopanacis cortex, Sophorae radix, etc. Various antiviral drugs are used to treat
COVID-19, alone or in combination with other medications like Interferon-α, Lopinavir + Ritonavir,
Arbidol, corticosteroids, etc., and some herbal extracts; also quarantine approach and Vitamin
D are used that not only cure the infection but also boost up our immunity.
For this review article, different papers were searched on Google Scholar, Scopus, WHO’s website,
PubMed, clinicaltrials.gov and other relevant scientific research websites.
In this review article, we have discussed the current strategies that are being used to treat
COVID-19. Along with allopathic drugs, some herbal extracts can also be used to treat this novel
coronavirus, like Glycyrrhizin, Sanguisorbae radix, Acanthopanacis cortex, Sophorae radix, etc.
and even vitamin D.