Natural phyto-based alternative medicine to combat depression amidst covid-19 pandemic
Author(s): Ashaolu Victoria Oladimeji and MF Valan
Abstract: The pandemic associated with the covid-19 virus has wrecked so many plans and investments, which has led millions all over the world into forced depression. The global state of the economy has diminished in these past few months which has resulted to loss of lives, properties, jobs, and most importantly the mental state of every individual. In view of these happenings, more attention is being focused on COVID-19 virus, and state of depression of humans begin to worsen, leading to deterioration of health and well-being of the general society. The side effects caused by synthetic drugs cannot be underestimated. In this study, we discuss and evaluate different plant species which could serve as alternative medicine for the treatment of depression. However, more scientific findings are recommended to support this postulate to provide a conclusive research on plant materials serving as a good traditional system of alternative medicine for the treatment of brain-related illness such as depression.