Author(s): Sanjit Boora, Anish Khan, Kumari Soniya, Suman Yadav, Sulochana Kaushik, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Chhikara, Samander Kaushik


DOI: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00247   

Address: Sanjit Boora1, Anish Khan1, Kumari Soniya1, Suman Yadav1, Sulochana Kaushik2, Ramesh Kumar3, Sunil Chhikara4, Samander Kaushik1*
1Centre for Biotechnology, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India.
2Department of Genetics, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, India.
3Department of Biotechnology, Indira Gandhi University - Meerpur, Rewari, India.
4University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), MDU, Rohtak, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 3,     Year - 2023

Influenza is a considerable public health hazard that affects people worldwide. Effective diagnosis and timely treatment are critical for the influenza virus. The current review primarily focuses on isolating a novel, cost-effective anti-influenza viral. Several natural bioactive compounds have precious therapeutic potential. We have shortlisted twenty-one medicinal plants with potent antiviral properties effective at different stages of replication of the influenza virus. Certain extracts of these medicinal plants are gaining popularity compared to synthetic drugs due to their safety and broad-spectrum action. Our meta-analysis focuses on various characteristics of the medicinal plant extracts that help prevent and spread the influenza virus in the early stages. Oseltamivir, zanamivir, amantadine, and rimantadine are used to inhibit the activity of neuraminidase and matrix-2 proteins. However, they have side effects. Their inappropriate doses may cause mutation and confer resistance to the antivirals. According to the circulating strain, the influenza vaccine needs to be updated every year. As a result, chemically synthetic drugs and the current vaccination are not long-term solutions. Thus, we focus on plant metabolites, which are less harmful, permanent cures, and cost-effective than synthetic drugs.

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Sanjit Boora, Anish Khan, Kumari Soniya, Suman Yadav, Sulochana Kaushik, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Chhikara, Samander Kaushik. Antiviral potential of Medicinal plants against Influenza Viruses: A Systematic Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1503-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00247

Sanjit Boora, Anish Khan, Kumari Soniya, Suman Yadav, Sulochana Kaushik, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Chhikara, Samander Kaushik. Antiviral potential of Medicinal plants against Influenza Viruses: A Systematic Review. Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology 2023; 16(3):1503-3. doi: 10.52711/0974-360X.2023.00247   Available on:

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