Indonesian research teams on Thursday said they found potential compounds in local agricultural products that can fight the novel coronavirus.

Dr. Ari Fahrial Syam, an internist at the University of Indonesia, said hesperidin, myricetin, luteolin and casuarinin — all of which can be found in the local tropical fruit red guava — had the potential to be used in treating COVID-19.

“The results of our bioinformatics research showed that compounds contained in guava could prevent, or at least reduce, the impact of the infection,” Syam told Anadolu Agency.

Explaining that guava is a fruit that grows easily in the

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