Antiviral activity of ethanol extracts of Ficus benjamina and its fractions in vitro Academic Article uri icon


  • The antiviral activity of Ficus benjamina ethanol leaf extract and its fractions against Herpes Simplex Virus-1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2), Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), Murine Sarcoma Virus (MuSV) and Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus (MuLV) were investigated in vitro. Ficus binjamina is known to be resistant to various plant viruses (1). Leaf extracts of F. binjamina inhibited all studied viruses. The fraction eluted with 80%-MeOH completely blocked HSV-1, HSV-2. There was an indirect evidence for strong interactions between the plant extracts …

publication date

  • January 1, 2010