Stress conditions during plant growth increase the anti-herpetic properties of Lilium candidum leaf extracts and fractions Academic Article uri icon


  • When submitted to stress conditions during growth, plants modify their secondary metabolites production, which could increase therapeutic properties. Lilium candidum is a beautiful plant with potent antiviral activity, growing wild in the Middle East. We investigated the effect of biotic and abiotic stress applied on L. candidum plants during their growth, on the anti-herpetic efficiency of leaf ethanolic extracts and their fractions against herpes simplex virus (HSV) 1 in vitro. Ethanolic leaf extracts were collected from L. candidum …

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  • January 1, 2015