Herbal supplement (Combi-5) in the management of COVID 19 individual with mild to moderate symptoms: a case report.
J Complement Integr Med. 2021 May 7. Epub 2021 May 7. PMID: 33962499
Augustine Anayochukwu Onyeaghala
OBJECTIVE: To explore repurposing known natural products for managing patients with mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19.
CASE PRESENTATION: We present a case report of a middle aged woman, who was positive to COVID 19, with mild to moderate symptoms; who self -managed at home using well formulated herbal supplement (Combi-5) taken along with vitamin C and Zinc supplements. She recovered within a short time.
CONCLUSIONS: While we may not conclude from this report that Combi-5 was solely responsible for the recovery of the patient, we strongly believe that it played significant role through different mechanisms in facilitating early recovery from the infection. Further studies are needed to evaluate the phytochemical and pharmacological constituents of the supplement; investigate its direct effect(s) on SARS CoV-2 and conduct randomized controlled trial to elucidate its clinical benefits.