A Mini-Review of the Medicinal Properties of Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus L.) and Potential Benefit against SARS-CoV-2
Keywords:Abelmoschus esculentus L., medicinal properties, SARS-CoV-2
Indonesia is rich in medicinal plants, where its population has traditionally used them for generations to
cure diseases. Traditional medicine and medicinal plants from Indonesia may lead to the discovery of novel
drugs. Abelmoschus esculentus L. or okra is well known as a cure for several diseases and is included
in various folk medicinal stockpiles. In recent decades, scientists have discovered the phytochemical
composition in the whole okra plant, as well as its pharmacological activities. These studies established
the therapeutic potential of okra for drug discovery. Therefore, the present review provides a sneak peek of
okra’s pharmacology and phytochemistry, also the potential benefit against SARS-CoV-2.
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