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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 206-208

Possible role of Andrographis paniculata for management of COVID-19: An observation on vimentin-related pathway


1 Private Academic Consultant, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Community Medicine, Dr. DY Patil Uiversity, Pune, Maharashtra, India; Department of Biological Science, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State, Nigeria; Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China; Department of Medical Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

Correspondence Address:
Pathum Sookaromdee
Private Academic Consultant, 11 Bangkok 122, Bangkok 103300
Thailand
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_55_22

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Background: The use of traditional plants in the treatment of the medical problem is fascinating. Many studies on the benefits of traditional herbs on a variety of medical conditions, including respiratory disease, are now underway. Aims and Objectives: This study aim to asses the possible role of Andrographis paniculata, an Asian herb, for management of COVID-19. Materials and Methods: We employed network pharmacology to find a shared biological link between the pharmacological impact of Andrographis paniculata, a traditional Asian herb, and the pathophysiological process of COVID-19 in this short research. Results: The authors were able to find the common pathway through the vimentin node using interrelationship analysis. Conclusion: A. paniculata may be useful in the treatment of COVID-19.


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