Antiviral natural products and herbal medicines

Liang Tzung Lin, Wen Chan Hsu, Chun Ching Lin

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Abstract

Viral infections play an important role in human diseases, and recent outbreaks in the advent of globalization and ease of travel have underscored their prevention as a critical issue in safeguarding public health. Despite the progress made in immunization and drug development, many viruses lack preventive vaccines and efficient antiviral therapies, which are often beset by the generation of viral escape mutants. Thus, identifying novel antiviral drugs is of critical importance and natural products are an excellent source for such discoveries. In this mini-review, we summarize the antiviral effects reported for several natural products and herbal medicines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-35
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Herbal Medicine
Biological Products
Antiviral Agents
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Virus Diseases
Disease Outbreaks
Immunization
Vaccines
Public Health
Viruses
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Antiviral
  • Drug development
  • Herbal medicines
  • Natural products

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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Antiviral natural products and herbal medicines. / Lin, Liang Tzung; Hsu, Wen Chan; Lin, Chun Ching.

In: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 1, 2014, p. 24-35.

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Lin, Liang Tzung ; Hsu, Wen Chan ; Lin, Chun Ching. / Antiviral natural products and herbal medicines. In: Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2014 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 24-35.
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