• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2012, Volume: 5, Issue: 5, Pages: 1-2

Original Article

Antiviral activity of Ashwagandha extract on Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Replication


In the present study Ashwagandha plant was screened for antiviral activity against Infectious Bursal Disease Virus Replication. The hydro- alcoholic extract of Withania somnifera roots showed the inhibition of virus at maximum 99.9 % in its highest nontoxic concentration, 25µg/ml in Cytopathic Effect Reduction Assay. Results indicated that the Withania somnifera root extract has antiviral property against Infectious Bursal Disease virus.
Keywords: Infectious Bursal Disease Virus, Ashwagandha, hydro-alcoholic extract, Antiviral, Withania somnifera


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