Antiviral activity of Bolivian plant extracts

María José Abad, Paulina Bermejo, Eduardo Gonzales, Irene Iglesias, Alicia Irurzun, Luis Carrasco

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Abstract

Ethanolic and aqueous extracts of seven plant species used in the traditional medicine of Bolivia have been tested for their antiviral activity against herpes simplex type I (HSV-1), vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), and poliovirus type 1. The aqueous extracts of most of the species investigated showed antiviral activity. Two of these plants-namely, Satureja boliviana and Baccharis genistelloides-were active against two different viruses-HSV-1 and VSV. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-503
Number of pages5
JournalVascular Pharmacology
Volume32
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by DGICYT PB94-0148 and “Proyecto Multidisciplinar” PR182-6738/96 UCM. E.G. is a holder of an Agencia Española de Cooperación Iberoamericana (AECI) fellowship. The technical assistance of Ms. P. Brooke-Turner is gratefully acknowledged.

Keywords

  • Antiviral activity
  • Bolivia
  • HSV-1
  • Medicinal plants
  • Poliovirus type 1
  • VSV

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