An experimental study of the anti-HSV-II action of 500 herbal drugs

J Tradit Chin Med. 1989 Jun;9(2):113-6.


Experimental assessments were made on the anti-HSV-II action of 500 herbs by determinations of the virus inhibition logarithm (VIL). 13 highly effective herbs (VIL greater than or equal to 4.00) were screened cut, providing a rational basis for clinical therapy. Among these effective herbs, 10 were aqueous extracts of Artemisia anomala, Centella asiatica, Epimedium Sagittatum, Hibiscus mutabilis, Hosta plantaginea, Hypericum japonicum, Inula japonica, Mosla punctata, Rhododendron simsii, and Rhus chinenses, while 3 were alcohol extracts of Epimedium Sagittatum, Hypericum japonicum, and Mosla punctata.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Antiviral Agents*
  • Drug Evaluation, Preclinical
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal / pharmacology*
  • Humans
  • Microbial Sensitivity Tests
  • Simplexvirus / drug effects*


  • Antiviral Agents
  • Drugs, Chinese Herbal