Cruciferous Plant Chemical Inhibits SARS-CoV-2 and the Common Cold

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7 april 2022

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A study published ( 18 March 2022 shows sulforaphane, a chemical found in cruciferous vegetables, “exhibits antiviral activity against pandemic SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal HCoV-OC43 coronaviruses.”

“Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the cause of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), has incited a global health crisis. Currently, there are limited therapeutic options for the prevention and treatment of SARS-CoV-2 infections. We evaluated the antiviral activity of sulforaphane (SFN), the principal biologically active phytochemical derived from glucoraphanin, the naturally occurring precursor present in high concentrations in cruciferous vegetables. SFN inhibited in vitro replication of six strains of SARS-CoV-2, including Delta and Omicron, as well as that of the seasonal coronavirus HCoV-OC43.”

The study conducted by researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine concludes “Our results suggest that SFN should be explored as a potential agent for the prevention or treatment…

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