Identification of Traditional Medicinal Plant Extracts with Novel Anti-Influenza Activity

  title={Identification of Traditional Medicinal Plant Extracts with Novel Anti-Influenza Activity},
  author={Dhivya Rajasekaran and Enzo A. Palombo and Tiong Chia Yeo and Diana Lim Siok Ley and Chu Lee Tu and François Malherbe and Lara Grollo},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The emergence of drug resistant variants of the influenza virus has led to a need to identify novel and effective antiviral agents. As an alternative to synthetic drugs, the consolidation of empirical knowledge with ethnopharmacological evidence of medicinal plants offers a novel platform for the development of antiviral drugs. The aim of this study was to identify plant extracts with proven activity against the influenza virus. Extracts of fifty medicinal plants, originating from the tropical… CONTINUE READING


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