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.
Bibliographical noteFunding 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.
- Antiviral activity
- Medicinal plants
- Poliovirus type 1