Chinese licorice contains a compound called liquiritin that could be a candidate for treating Covid-19. Photo: Shutterstock

Compound in licorice extract has potential to treat coronavirus, Chinese study finds

  • Liquiritin found to significantly inhibit rapid replication of the new virus in monkey cells, according to researchers
  • They used artificial intelligence for initial study of the compound, which is used in traditional Chinese medicine
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Chinese licorice contains a compound called liquiritin that could be a candidate for treating Covid-19. Photo: Shutterstock
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