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Research: Natural antiviral found in broccoli, cabbage, brussels and cauliflower

Coronavirus, Delta, Diet, Health, Hospitalization, Infection, Omicron, Treatment

“We evaluated the antiviral activity of sulforaphane (SFN), the principal biologically active phytochemical derived from glucoraphanin, the naturally occurring precursor present in high concentrations in cruciferous vegetables. SFN inhibited in vitro replication of six strains of SARS-CoV-2, including Delta and Omicron, as well as that of the seasonal coronavirus HCoV-OC43.”

Research: Sulforaphane exhibits antiviral activity against pandemic SARS-CoV-2 and seasonal HCoV-OC43 coronaviruses in vitro and in mice

 

Cruciferous vegetables are part of the Brassica genus of plants. They include the following vegetables, among others:

  • Arugula 
  • Bok choy  
  • Broccoli 
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage 
  • Cauliflower 
  • Collard greens
  • Horseradish
  • Kale  
  • Radishes
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnips
  • Watercress
  • Wasabi

National Cancer Institute article

 

Vegetarian diet may provide more protection against severe Covid than triple vaccination

 

 

 

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