Seaweed Extract Stops COVID in Early Testing

Dec. 6, 2021 — A type of marine algae known as ulva, or “sea lettuce,” that’s a diet staple in places like Japan, New Zealand, and Hawaii may have another benefit for people. Lab experiments suggest that ulvan, an extract from this type of algae, may help fight COVID-19. Other forms of edible seaweed have … Read more

Experts Reject Oleander Extract as COVID Treatment

Aug. 19, 2020 — Oleandrin, a toxic substance found in the poisonous oleander plant, is making headlines as a potential treatment for COVID-19 infection, raising concerns that uninformed people may eat the leaves of the plant and become ill or die. “Though renowned for its beauty and use in landscaping, this Mediterranean shrub is responsible … Read more