A plant-based antiviral treatment for Covid-19, recently discovered by scientists at the University of Nottingham, has been found to be just as effective at treating all variants of the virus SARS-CoV-2, even the highly infectious Delta variant.

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Just as effective as what?


From wiki: The Mediterranean plant Thapsia garganica (Apiaceae), also known as deadly carrot, produces the highly toxic compound thapsigargin. Don’t go trying to find this plant to eat it. Edit: I’m pretty disgusted by most of the replies to this comment, for the record.


I’m not sure if the wording of this is deliberately obfuscating, but to be clear the study found that the compound was effective in vitro at preventing the spread of infection for all covid variants, including delta variants. This says nothing about how effective the compound is overall. For example, it could be that it causes a 5% reduction in transmissibility for all variants. 5% is not much, but the fact that it works for all variants is what the researchers were interested in.


Seems to work in vitro. In vivo is a completely different matter. In the meantime, just get vaccinated -> less severe symptoms when infected and very low chance of dying from COVID-19.


Ivermectin also demonstrated strong antiviral results in cellular media experiments but the benefit largely failed to translate to human clinical trials.