Traditional Knowledge

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Studies on anti-SARS-CoV-2 activity of selected medicinal plants and formulations in cell culture model of virus infection, under DBT-AYUSH Network on R&D Activities related to SARS-CoV-2 Virus and COVID-19 Disease

Area of research :

COVID-19 Research, Life Sciences & Biotechnology, Traditional Knowledge

Focus area :

SARS-CoV-2 infection

Principal Investigator :

Prof Sudhanshu Vrati, Executive Director, Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Faridabad, Prof Pulok Mukherjee, Director, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, Dr Pallab Haldar, Director, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, Prof Vaidya Kartar Dhiman, Director General, Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences (CCRAS), New Delhi, Dr JLN Sastry, CEO, National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB), New Delhi

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Executive Summary :

This study aims to evaluate the anti-SARS-CoV-2 potential of traditionally used plants/products in the cell culture model followed by the evaluation of immunomodulatory potential together with their cytotoxicity and safety related quality aspects.

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