[Antiviral effect of aqueous plant extracts in tissue culture]

Arzneimittelforschung. 1978;28(1):1-7.
[Article in German]


The aqueous extracts from 178 kinds of medicinal plants belonging to 69 families were examined from the point of their virustatic activity against herpes-, influenza-, vaccine- and poliovirus. 75 kinds proved to be virustatic against one or more kinds of virus. Nearly one-third of the active plants belong to families that are known as especially rich in tannin. Besides the virustatic activity a great number of extracts showed also a cytostatic activity.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Antiviral Agents*
  • Herpesviridae / drug effects
  • Orthomyxoviridae / drug effects
  • Plant Extracts / pharmacology*
  • Plants, Medicinal
  • Poliovirus / drug effects
  • Vaccinia virus / drug effects


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Plant Extracts