How Chinese Herbal Medicine Prevents Epidemics: From Ancient Pestilences to COVID-19 Pandemic.

@article{Wu2021HowCH,
  title={How Chinese Herbal Medicine Prevents Epidemics: From Ancient Pestilences to COVID-19 Pandemic.},
  author={Xia-qiu Wu and Wei-na Zhang and Min Hao and Xi-ping Liu and Jing-Wen Xiao and Teng Wang and Yinsan Dong and Jing Zhao},
  journal={The American journal of Chinese medicine},
  year={2021},
  pages={
          1-28
        }
}
The ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic calls for effective control and prevention. Chinese medicine (CM) has developed systematic theories and approaches for infectious disease prevention over 2000 years. Here, we review and analyze Chinese herbal medicines (CHM) used in infectious disease prevention from ancient pestilences to modern epidemics and pandemics to share cumulative preventive medical experience. A total of 829 formulas, including 329 herbs from 189 ancient books… 
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