Investigation of the synergistic impact of Artemisia afra and Cannabis sativa against SARS-CoV-2 and PIMS, and the removal of Δ9-THC using molecular imprinted polymers (MIPS).

COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted global economies and societal systems with over 4 million confirmed cases and 285, 000 deaths as of May 15, 2020 (WHO, 2020). Despite the ever-increasing cases and the likelihood of a future outbreak, there is currently no known treatment of SARS-CoV-2. The…

Identification of potential SARS-CoV-2 inhibitors from South African medicinal plant

-Our team identified compounds found in South African indigenous plants that would target SARS-CoV-2 using molecular docking
-We want to now take this further and commence In vitro studies as well as in vivo rat models