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How to use ginseng under the COVID-19?

Dec 08, 2020

Various human and animal diseases caused by virus infection are one of the ways to threaten life and safety. There have been many cases of viral outbreaks that caused a large number of diseases and even deaths. Since the end of 2019, a new type of coronavirus pneumonia (coronavirus disease 2019, COVID-19) broke out around the world. The new type of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is very contagious, some severe cases will rapidly develop into acute Respiratory distress syndrome, septic shock, it is difficult to correct metabolic acidosis, blood clotting dysfunction, etc. If the condition is not relieved in time, it will lead to the death of the patient, there is no specific medicine for the time being .


The key to solving the emergency is to formulate a systematic diagnosis and treatment plan in the prevention and treatment . The combination of scientific medicine and advanced medical technology is even more important. The National Health Commission has also formulated a detailed TCM treatment plan for epidemic disease. In some areas, Chinese medicine is used to treat COVID-19, they have achieved good results.

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Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, the National Health Commission officially released the COVID-19 diagnosis and treatment plan (trial version 6), ginseng has been playing the important task of "recovering and saving lives ". For critically ill patients, it is recommended to use ginseng as a component of traditional Chinese medicine prescription . The "COVID-19 Diagnosis and Treatment Plan" (Trial Version 7) was released on March 3, 2020. 8 . Chinese patent medicines are recommended, 6 of which have been included in the national medical insurance. Among them, Shenfu Injection, Shengmai Injection are all classified as solid-off Chinese patent medicines and contain ginseng, which has the effect of replenishing. Clinically, different preparations are given according to different syndrome characteristics. According to the data compiled by the Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment plan for COVID-19 in various regions , ginseng is used very frequently in the prescriptions, Chinese patent medicines and drug compatibility in the critical period. In the distribution of medicines, ginseng accounts for 56.41% . Based on it , the article reviewed the research progress of ginseng prescriptions, ginseng and its active ingredients in the prevention and treatment of viral diseases by consulting Chinese and foreign literature, and provided scientific basis for the prevention and treatment of viral diseases such as COVID-19.

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