A systematic review on the efficacies and therapeutic interventions of homoeopathic medicines in combating viral disorders with implications in the currently undergoing homoeopathic treatment efforts of SARS-CoV-2 infection (COVID-19)

  • Joy Kumar Dey Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy
  • Anupam Mukherjee 4Department of Homoeopathic Pharmacy, Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University) - Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital (Post-Graduate Research Centre), Pune-411043, Maharashtra, India
  • Sanjay Kumar Dey 4Department of Biochemistry, University of Delhi South Campus, New Delhi-110021, Delhi, India; and Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University, Piscataway-08854, New Jersey, USA https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7062-9574
  • Abhishek Pramanik Department of Organon of Medicine and Homoeopathic Philosophy, Government Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital, AYUSH Parisar, Bhopal-462003, Madhya Pradesh, India
  • Shashi Giri NPCDCS Section, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi-110058, Delhi, India
  • Mukut Pratap Department of Biochemistry, Central University of Rajasthan, Ajmer-305817, Rajasthan, India
Keywords: COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, COVID-human infectious diseases, viral disorders, efficacy profile, therapeutic approach, modified Newcastle–Ottawa Scale, Homoeopathic treatment of COVID-19

Abstract

The prevalence of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome- Corona Virus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) has undergone a historic transition from December 2019 to June 2020. Under the current circumstances, SARS-CoV-2 has become a key problem for the public health and economic steadiness of the global fraternity. Based on ample evidences from the global epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 and MERS-CoV (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome- Corona virus) scientists and physicians strappingly consider these viruses share structural and functional similarities of selected biologically active enzymes namely, 3CLpro, PLpro and RdRp. Ultra-diluted homoeopathic medicine has the legacy to combat infectious as well as viral diseases since last two centuries. Thus, a systematic review on existing antiviral homoeopathic therapies was done in the current study and the need of appropriate clinical validation with proper in vitro as well as in vivo studies prior to make clinical endorsements in treating Covid-19 patients with homoeopathic medicines has been explained. A brief summary of the currently undergoing or recently completed homoeopathic treatments of COVID-19 has also been provided to attract many more similar homoeopathic treatment attempts to combat COVID-19.
Published
2020-08-26
Section
Clinical Research