Passiflora edulis leaves ethanol extracts activity against herpes viruses Academic Article uri icon


  • Passiflora edulis (Pe) is considered as a traditional medicinal plant with different therapeutic effects [1]. In the present study we examined, in vitro, the antiviral potential of aqueous and ethanolic leaf extracts of P. edulis on herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2), and on Varicella-Zoster virus (VZV)[2]. Viral infection development was evaluated by plaque assay [3]. Our results showed significantly higher antiviral activity of the ethanolic extract against all tested viruses, when compared to the aqueous extract. The 80%-MeOH …

publication date

  • January 1, 2014