Welcome to our special issue on Covid and Long Covid - a deep dive into the global health crisis. We explore Covid-19 intricacies, including origins, transmission, and the latest treatment/prevention. Beyond conventional methods, we highlight the potential of medicinal plants in combating Covid-19, drawing on historical remedies and current research. We dedicate a substantial section to Long Covid, examining symptoms, diagnosis challenges, and ongoing research. Our issue, featuring articles, personal stories, and expert insights, aims to bridge scientific knowledge and public awareness. Join us on this journey to understand and navigate the complexities of Covid and Long Covid, shaping a healthier future with the wisdom of medicinal plants.
Prof. Dr. Esra KÜPELİ AKKOLGazi Universityesrak@gazi.edu.tr