South Africa has established the use of traditional, medicinal plants to cure disease. Maybe one holds the key for a treatment cure for Covid-19. The first phase was to identify bioactive compounds in plants that are indigenous to South Africa which could be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.
Initial findings show that some compounds had the potential to inhibit SARS-CoV-2.
The good news is that there are some potential compounds that show promise. The bad news is that it will take time to test out the active compounds.