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Infectious Disorders - Drug Targets


ISSN (Print): 1871-5265
ISSN (Online): 2212-3989

Antiviral Herbs - Present and Future

Author(s): Jun Huang, Dan Su, Yulin Feng, Kuangyi Liu and Yonggui Song

Volume 14, Issue 1, 2014

Page: [61 - 73] Pages: 13

DOI: 10.2174/1871526514666140827102154

Price: $65


Viral disease is a calamity which absolutely can not be ignored for human health. The emergence of drug resistance and spread of new virus will be the new challenge against viral disease. To find and develop new antivirus agents with properties of safety, significant effect and low toxicity is the pressing question facing humans today. Because of its advantages, including rich resources, low price, less adverse effect, Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) have become the research focus in antiviral treatment. In recent years, there are numerous articles about the studies from separation of active ingredients to the antiviral mechanism. In this paper, the progress in experimental study was illustrated on the basis of active ingredients, species of virus, mechanism, clinical application. Obviously, TCM have obvious advantages in the treatment of virus infectious disease and has a broad prospect of application.

Keywords: Antiviral mechanism, antivirus, clinical application, outlook, TCM.

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