Local researchers who study medicinal plants are turning to Rooibos as a potential treatment for COVID-19. South Africa has a long history of using medicinal plants as effective treatments against a range of ailments.
The researchers have identified unique bioactive compounds in Rooibos that could be effective in treating the symptoms brought on by the coronavirus. They suggest that these compounds may even inhibit the COVID-19 virus from manifesting itself.
Currently, they are in the second phase of their research, which involves conducting laboratory tests using Rooibos to see if it can be used commercially to treat COVID-19 patients.
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