Some home remedies used for treatment of COVID-19 in Bangladesh
Md Nur Kabidul Azam, Rahat Al Mahamud, Anamul Hasan, Rownak Jahan and Mohammed Rahmatullah
Corona virus SARS-CoV-2, otherwise known as COVID-19 has since its outbreak in late December 2019, till as of June 23, 2020 has infected 9,162,375 people throughout the world and caused deaths of 473,087 persons. The Bangladesh statistics for COVID-19 are 122,660 infections and 1,582 deaths. Although the figures seem low for Bangladesh, it can surge anytime because of the high density of the population and limited practice of social distancing. Moreover, treatment of COVID-19 is costly and proper medical services not adequately available in rural areas of the country. As a result, many people who cannot afford to visit modern doctors rely on home remedies/folk medicine for treatment. In this article, we report several such cases of home remedies where the patient got cured with or without use of other types of treatment. Since most home remedies utilized plant(s), the possible significance of the phytochemicals in the plant(s) are discussed.