Review Article
Volume 12 Issue 12 - 2020
A Mini Review on Pharmacological Effect of Tinospora cordifolia and its Inhibitory Activity on Covid-19
Varnika Chib, Neetu Saini and Anil Kumar*
University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India
*Corresponding Author: Anil Kumar, Professor, Division of Pharmacology, University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.
Received: September 29, 2020; Published: November 28, 2020


Herbal based produced with medicinal value are rapidly gaining prominence in clinical science due to their well-known properties with no adverse effects compared to synthetic medications. Tinospora cordifolia is one of the most widely recognized medicinal plants commonly known as Amrita and Guduchi belongs to the Menispermaceae family which is used to cure various disease in many traditional medicines. Tinospora cordifolia was found to be an essential medicinal plant among the Tinospora species used for the ethno-medical treatment of digestive order, headaches, colds, pharyngitis, flu, diarrhea, oral ulcer, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis in the comprehensive literature survey. Their mode of action showed antidiabetic, antioxidant, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immunostimulation activities. Now a day we are trying to find out an alternative medicine to inhibit the transmission of Coronavirus disease 2019 (covid-19, a transmissible disease initiated and propagated through a new virus strain SARS-CoV-2) has been initiated and propagated from China since 31 December 2019 and the infection has affected millions of people globally. In addition, this herb’s formulations have proven effective in improving immunity and providing resistance to infections with viruses. However, there are no complete studies available to examine bioactive compounds and their modes of action. The purpose of this analysis is to summaries current knowledge of the conventional uses, phytochemistry, biological activity and toxicity of the Tinospora cordifolia in order to reveal its therapeutic potential and how these molecules can function synergistically with other potential SARS-Cov-2 treatment drugs.

Keywords Tinospora cordifolia; Guduchi; Giloy; Covid-19; Anti-Viral


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