Wormwood extract has been proven to be effective against coronavirus

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Wormwood blocks coronavirus

Scientists used in their work the German strain SARS-CoV-2 from Munich and the Danish strain from Copenhagen,

Researchers from Denmark and Germany have proven the ability of artemisinin, a substance found in wormwood, to suppress the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is stated in the magazine Scientific Reports.

Artemisinin is a bioactive compound used to treat malaria and viral infections.

“We used the German SARS-CoV-2 strain from Munich and the Danish strain from Copenhagen as model viruses, and one of the cell lines represented a certain type of lung cells most vulnerable to coronavirus infection – lung cancer cells A549-hACE2, which possess the ACE2 angiotensin-converting enzyme. , which the coronavirus uses to penetrate the cells of the human body, “experts say.

The results delighted scientists and showed that all four compounds are capable of suppressing the virus even in the lungs.

Based on the results of the work, scientists have compiled a kind of rating of the most effective substances:

  1. artesunat

  2. artemether

  3. Artemisia annua extract

  4. artemisinin

However, scientists note that wormwood substances can only help immediately after the virus enters the body, and not serve as its prevention.

We will remind, earlier scientists from the University of Bonn revealed active substances that block the replication of SARS-CoV-2.

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