Effect of extracts of passiflora edulis leaves on herpes viruses infection Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract Passiflora edulis (Pe) is considered as a traditional medicinal plant with different therapeutic effects. In the present study we examined, in vitro, the antiviral potential of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of Passiflora edulis on herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2), and on Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV). Viral infection development was evaluated by plaque assay. Our results showed significantly higher antiviral activity of the ethanolic extract against all tested viruses, when compared to the aqueous extract. The …

publication date

  • January 1, 2013