In vitro antiviral activity of honey against varicella zoster virus (VZV): A translational medicine study for potential remedy for shingles.

@article{Shahzad2012InVA,
  title={In vitro antiviral activity of honey against varicella zoster virus (VZV): A translational medicine study for potential remedy for shingles.},
  author={Aamir Shahzad and Randall J. Cohrs},
  journal={Translational biomedicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={3 2}
}
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the in vitro anti-viral effect of honey on varicella zoster virus. METHODS: Manuka and clover honeys were used at concentrations ranging from 0-6% wt/vol. A clinical VZV isolate was obtained from a zoster vesicle and used at low passage. Various concentrations of manuka and clover honey were added to the tissue culture medium of VZV-infected human malignant melanoma (MeWo) cells. RESULTS: Both types of honey showed antiviral activity against… CONTINUE READING

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