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Fact check: Can Rhododendron help fight COVID-19?

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Mandi, Himachal Pradesh made news recently for their research on the rhododendron plant’s petals and the phytochemicals in them. The research showed that phytochemical-rich petals of Rhododendron Arboreum, found in the Himalayan region, locally called ‘Buransh’, show antiviral activity and could be used against the COVID-19 virus. Phytochemicals are […]