Antiviral effect of Curcuma longa Linn extract against hepatitis B virus replication.

  title={Antiviral effect of Curcuma longa Linn extract against hepatitis B virus replication.},
  author={Hye Jin Kim and Hwa Seung Yoo and Jin Chul Kim and Chan Su Park and Mi Sun Choi and Mijee Kim and Hyangsoon Choi and Jung Sun Min and Yong Soo Kim and Seong Woo Yoon and Jeong Keun Ahn},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={124 2},
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE A medicinal herb Curcuma longa Linn has been used for treating various liver diseases caused by hepatitis B virus (HBV) in Asia. AIM OF THE STUDY The study was performed in order to investigate the antiviral activity of Curcuma longa Linn against HBV replication in liver cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Aqueous extract of Curcuma longa Linn (CLL) was prepared and used to analyze its antiviral activity against HBV replication in HepG 2.2.15 cells, which contain HBV… CONTINUE READING
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