Some traditional Chinese medicines have been adopted as a general prescription in the diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19 in China.
An article published by Thailand Medical News states that liquorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) can be used as a potential drug candidate for the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus and that liquorice root has been used in TCM and also in Indian ayurvedic medicine for treating respiratory ailments and diseases including pneumonia. TCM is adequate to reduce the fevers, symptoms and viral loads recovered in the cases of patients with severe conditions.
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