Plant-based natural products and extracts: Potential source to develop new antiviral drug candidates

Eyana Thomas, Laura E. Stewart, Brien A. Darley, Ashley M. Pham, Isabella Esteban, Siva S. Panda

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Abstract

Viral infections are among the most complex medical problems and have been a major threat to the economy and global health. Several epidemics and pandemics have occurred due to viruses, which has led to a significant increase in mortality and morbidity rates. Natural products have always been an inspiration and source for new drug development because of their various uses. Among all-natural sources, plant sources are the most dominant for the discovery of new therapeutic agents due to their chemical and structural diversity. Despite the traditional use and potential source for drug development, natural products have gained little attention from large pharmaceutical industries. Several plant extracts and isolated compounds have been extensively studied and explored for antiviral properties against different strains of viruses. In this review, we have compiled antiviral plant extracts and natural products isolated from plants reported since 2015.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6197
JournalMolecules
Volume26
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2021

Keywords

  • Antiviral activity
  • Drug development
  • Extracts
  • Mechanism of action
  • Natural products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemistry (miscellaneous)
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Drug Discovery
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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