New Delhi: Researchers from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi and the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) have detected ‘phytochemicals’ in the leaves of the Himalayan plant Buransh, which is used to treat coronavirus infection. Phytochemicals or plant chemicals can be organic compounds that are naturally available in plants and can be beneficial to health.
Virus-fighting ability in chemical leaves: Research has shown that the leaves containing the plant of Buransh or Rhododendron arboreum, found in the Himalayan region, have antiviral or virus-fighting abilities. The study’s findings are recently described in the journal Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. According to the research team, it has been almost two years since the coronavirus pandemic started and researchers are trying to understand the nature of the virus and trying to find new ways to prevent infection.
These leaves prevent the virus from entering: “Vaccination is a way of giving the body the ability to fight the virus, while research is still being done on non-viruses,” says Shyam Kumar Muskapalli, Associate Professor in the School of Basic Science at IIT Mandi. Worldwide vaccinated drugs that are going to stop the virus attacks on the human body. These drugs contain chemicals that either strengthen the receptor or receptor proteins in the cells of our body and prevent the virus from entering them. or by preventing the virus from taking its effect in our body by attacking them.