• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2013, Volume: 6, Issue: 6, Pages: 1-4

Original Article

Antiviral Activity of Vicoa indica Against Herpes Simplex Virus


The aim of the present research was focused on the antiviral properties of Vicoa indica (L.) via in vitro approach. The aqueous and methanolic extracts from leaves, stems and roots of V. indica (Asteraceae) were tested against HSV – 1 replication. Among these extracts, aqueous extract of roots was found to have more potent inhibitory effect. The less concentration (20µg/mL) of methanolic extracts was cytotoxic to vero cell lines. The used concentrations of aqueous extracts were 100 - 50µg/mL. We determined that extract obtained from root has higher antiviral effect, and it causes 100 per cent decrease of the virus at IC50 of 100 and 50µg/mL respectively. Further research is needed to elucidate the active constituents of this plant may be useful in the development of new and effective antiviral agents.
Keywords: Asteraceae, Aqueous Extracts, Vicoa indica, HSV–1


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