Natural SARS Treatments

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome and SARS Coronavirus infections are serious medical emergencies and require immediate hospital treatment. The point of this post is to describe the effects of natural substances that have effectiveness against SARS and could be studied to create new antiviral agents.

These compounds include:

Axinella corrugata

Bay Laurel Oil (Laurus nobilis)

Bishop’s Weed (Houttuynia cordata)

Boenninghausenia sessilicarpa

Chinese Cassia Bark (Cinnamomi Cortex)

Chinese Mahogany (Toona sinensis Roem)




Red Spider Lily (Lycoris radiata)

Regel’s Threewingnut (Tripterygium regelii)


Stinging Nettle Lectin (Urtica dioica agglutinin)


Antiviral activity of glycyrrhizic acid derivatives against SARS-coronavirus. (Link)

Bioactive coumarins from Boenninghausenia sessilicarpa. (Link)

Development of a red-shifted fluorescence-based assay for SARS-coronavirus 3CL protease: identification of a novel class of anti-SARS agents from the tropical marine sponge Axinella corrugata. (Link)

Identification of myricetin and scutellarein as novel chemical inhibitors of the SARS coronavirus helicase, nsP13. (Link)

Identification of natural compounds with antiviral activities against SARS-associated coronavirus. (Link)

Immunomodulatory and anti-SARS activities of Houttuynia cordata. (Link)

Inhibition of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus replication in a lethal SARS-CoV BALB/c mouse model by stinging nettle lectin, Urtica dioica agglutinin. (Link)

Phytochemical analysis and in vitro antiviral activities of the essential oils of seven Lebanon species. (Link)

Procyanidins and butanol extract of Cinnamomi Cortex inhibit SARS-CoV infection. (Link)

SARS-CoV 3CLpro inhibitory effects of quinone-methide triterpenes from Tripterygium regelii. (Link)

Specific plant terpenoids and lignoids possess potent antiviral activities against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus. (Link)

Toona sinensis Roem tender leaf extract inhibits SARS coronavirus replication. (Link)