An Anti-corona Chinese Medicine has been Developed! CMU President Mien-Chie Hung and Research Team Announce Research Findings on the Inhibitions of Variants
Date：June 28, 2021
Academician Mien-Chie Hung, President of China Medical University, and his research team recently found a new function of disulfiram, fighting the variants of COVID-19. Disulfiram was discovered in the FDA-approved clinical drug library. It exerts the potential to block the invasion of COVID-19 variants. In addition to discovering the new function of disulfiram, the research team also cooperated with Chinese medicine practitioners to develop Pandemic Prevention Herbal Tea No.1 & No.2. These two herbal teas can also help protect the body from COVID-19. These novel research findings, using both western and Chinese medicine, are making contributions in the fight against the pandemic, along with improving global health.
Although people have been receiving vaccines against COVID-19, new variants of the disease are leading to concerns over possible vaccine shortcomings. COVID-19 invades the cell through the binding of its spike proteins to the cell receptor ACE2. With the help from other proteins like TMPRSS2, the research team actively developed safe and effective small molecule drugs and Chinese Medicine that can block these viral infection mechanisms.
Disulfiram not only can reduce the replication of COVID-19, it also has been found to inhibit the infection efficiency of the virus, including the variants of the disease. The mechanism mainly lies in its ability to block the binding of the spike proteins on the surface of the virus to the host cell surface receptor ACE2.
China Medical University is known for its excellent researches on the function of Chinese herbal medicine. Doctor Sheng-Teng Huang, who worked on the development of Pandemic Prevention Herbal Tea No.1 & No.2 stated that the teas can enhance patients’ immunity and reduce virus invasion. Based on the formula of Herbal Tea No.1, Dr. Huang and the research team further developed CMU’s Anti-corona Chinese Medicine Formula, a more effective compound medicine. The formula has been experimentally proved to exert the ability to block the binding of spike protein to cell receptor ACE2, thus to inhibit the variant viruses.
“The main reason for the resurgence of the ongoing pandemic in the world is that there are variants that reduce the efficacy of the vaccines and drugs. Disulfiram is an existing drug that has been approved in many countries. The CMU’s Anti-corona Chinese Medicine Formula is also a relatively popular and inexpensive option. With the abilities to inhibit virus infection and viral replication, the CMU’s Anti-corona Chinese Medicine Formula provides a new possibility for the clinical treatment of COVID-19,” said President Mien-Chie Hung.