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Published: 2021-09-25

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Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE.


Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, AP, India.


Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, AP, India.


Department of Pharmacy Practice, Ratnam Institute of Pharmacy, Nellore, AP, India.


Department of Pharmacognosy, SRM College of Pharmacy, Chennai, TN, India.


Department of Pharmaceutics, KK College of Pharmacy, Gerugambakkam, TN, India.


Department of Pharmacology, J.K.K. Nattraja College of Pharmacy, Komarapalayam, TN, India.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) data proposes that 8.5% of reported COVID-19 cases belong to pediatric population who are aged less than 18 years. Supportive care alone is recommended in asymptomatic, mild, or moderate pediatric COVID-19 patients by the panel of pediatric infectious diseases physicians and pharmacists from 20 geographically diverse North American institutions. This review article focuses on the prophylactic and therapeutic potential of Urai mathirai in the management of pediatric COVID-19 patients. The literature was looked, in databases such as Medline/PubMed Central/PubMed, Google Scholar, Science Direct, Web of science, Directory of open access journals (DOAJ), and reference lists to distinguish published manuscripts relevant to the use of Urai mathirai to prevent or treat COVID-19 in children. The herbs found in Urai Mathirai and their bioactive phytoconstituents possess antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, bronchodilatory and other pharmacological effects relevant to the management of signs and manifestations of COVID-19. The viability of Urai Mathirai in the prophylaxis and management of pediatric COVID-19 patients could further be established by future clinical studies.

Keywords: SARS CoV-2, COVID-19, pediatric siddha formulations, urai mathirai, herbal formulations

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MAIDEEN, N. M. P., MANAVALAN, G., BALASUBRAMANIAN, K., NIVEDHITHA, S., THIRUMAL, M., KUMAR, S. V., & BALASUBRAMANIAN, R. (2021). POTENTIAL OF URAI MATHIRAI (PEDIATRIC SIDDHA FORMULATION) FOR THE PROPHYLAXIS AND MANAGEMENT OF COVID-19 IN CHILDREN. Asian Journal of Advances in Medical Science, 3(1), 273–284. Retrieved from https://mbimph.com/index.php/AJOAIMS/article/view/2488


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