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Scientific Insights for Drug Development Based on Normal Habitat of Tribal Population of Manipur: An Observational Study Regarding the Implication of “Houttuynia cordata”

Mohammad Abdur Rahim, Swapan Kumar Singha, Syed Abul Foez, Sunia Sinha, Sheikh Mohammad Noor-E-Alam, Dulal Chandra Das, Faysal Ahmed, Musarrat Mahtab

Keywords : Bangladesh, Coronavirus diseases-2019, Houttuynia cordata, Manipur tribe, SARS-CoV2

Citation Information : Rahim MA, Singha SK, Foez SA, Sinha S, Noor-E-Alam SM, Das DC, Ahmed F, Mahtab M. Scientific Insights for Drug Development Based on Normal Habitat of Tribal Population of Manipur: An Observational Study Regarding the Implication of “Houttuynia cordata”. Euroasian J Hepatogastroenterol 2023; 13 (2):142-144.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10018-1405

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 26-12-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).


The development of new and novel drugs starts following a path of targeting possible candidate drug, elucidation their mechanism of action, animal studies, and finally after the completion of phases I/II and III clinical trials. The fundamental raw materials of drugs may be synthetic substances or plants. Many plants are habitually used in many countries as food or for the remedy of diseases. We found that a tribal population of Bangladesh use an herbal plant regularly and this plant has been shown to have potential positive effect for management of coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19). The present observation assessed the incidence and fatality of this community inhabitants due to COVID-19. Although a conclusion cannot be reached due to small sample size, this approach and theological concept may be helpful for the development, discovery, and innovation of new drugs for different pathological conditions.

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