In the face of a pandemic, foreign biologists are looking for plants that could help fight the new SARS-CoV-2 virus. Thus, in. Synopsis byThe story, which aired last week on the TV channel "Russia 24," told about the study of the properties of wormwood, conducted by American scientists.
According to Worcester Polytechnic Institute professor Pamela Weathers, who has devoted more than 30 years to studying the medicinal properties of wormwood, test results confirm the plant's ability to counteract COVID-19 replication.
Wormwood extract kills the virus and prevents it from spreading in the cells.
Biologists plan to continue research, including with humans, to identify the component that causes the virus to die.
Mankind has been using wormwood for medicinal purposes for over 2,000 years; it is a completely safe plant. According to scientists, the active substance, which suppresses the virus, is contained in all varieties of wormwood and is preserved when stored at room temperature in dry conditions for long periods of time. If clinical trials are successful, wormwood leaf powder capsules could become a new natural remedy for COVID-19.
Turkmen leader Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov mentions the unique medicinal properties of wormwood in the first volume (215-225 pages) of his encyclopedic work "Medicinal Plants of Turkmenistan. Wormwood is one of the medicinal plants abundant in Turkmen steppes and deserts. Turkmen people call wormwood "Yovshan" in common parlance.