Extracts and molecules from medicinal plants against herpes simplex viruses.

@article{Khan2005ExtractsAM,
  title={Extracts and molecules from medicinal plants against herpes simplex viruses.},
  author={Mahmud Tareq Hassan Khan and Arjumand Ather and Kenneth D Thompson and Roberto Gambari},
  journal={Antiviral research},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 2},
  pages={107-19}
}
Herpes simplex viruses (HSV-1 and -2) are important pathogens for humans, especially in the case of highly susceptible adults. Moreover, HSV-2 has been reported to be a high risk factor for HIV infection. Therefore, the discovery of novel anti-HSV drugs deserves great efforts. In this paper, we review anti-HSV substances from natural sources, including both extracts and pure compounds from herbal medicines, reported in studies from several laboratories. The role of traditional medicine for the… CONTINUE READING