Extracts From Two Wild Plants Inhibit COVID-19 Virus

Extracts from two common wildflowers, tall goldenrod and eagle fern blocked SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, from entering human cells. Researchers warn the public they should not consume the plants as a means of self-treatment against coronavirus as they can be toxic. However, the findings could provide a new avenue to develop pharmaceutical treatments for COVID-19.