Subscribe Now Subscribe Today
Science Alert
Curve Top
Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 6 | Issue: 12 | Page No.: 1125-1152
DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.1125.1152
Facebook Twitter Digg Reddit Linkedin StumbleUpon E-mail

Plant as a Source of Natural Antiviral Agents

Muhammad Nouman Sohail, Fiaz Rasul, Asia Karim, Uzma Kanwal and Idress Hamad Attitalla

Viruses are one of the main hazards for both humans and animals. They enter in the living body and redirect body’s metabolism to produce large copies of their genome and proteins. Diseases caused by these viruses are difficult to tackle with the help of currently available antiviral drugs. So the aim of this study was to explore the plants with reported antiviral activity, to get understanding for better control of these viruses. Herpes virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), influenza and hepatitis virus were at top among all studied viruses. Prominent modes of action against these viruses were inhibition of viral entry and its replication in host cell. Against RNA viruses plants mainly targeted their Reverse Transcriptase (RT) enzyme (like HIV) or protease (mostly found against hepatitis C virus). A range of active compounds have been identified which could be the potential antiviral agents for future drug development. Some plants like Allium sativum, Daucus maritimus, Helichrysum aureonitens, Pterocaulon sphacelatum and Quillaja saponaria emerged to have broad spectrum antiviral activity. Detail study of their phytochemicals and mode of action against these viruses could be help full for more effective control of hazardous viruses.
PDF Fulltext XML References Citation Report Citation
  •    South Asian Herbal Plants as Anti-hypertensive Agents- A Review
  •    Pharmacognostical Evaluation of Ethanolic, Petroleum Ether and Distilled Water Extract of Woodfordia fruticosa, Cissampelos pareira and Stephania glabra
  •    Association Between Human Leukocyte Antigen Class-I and Hepatitis C: The First Report in Azeri Patients
  •    Association Between ABO Blood/ Rhesus Grouping and Hepatitis B and C: A Case-control Study
  •    In silico Modification of (1R, 2R, 3R, 5S)-(-)- Isopinocampheylamine as Inhibitors of M2 Proton Channel in Influenza A Virus Subtype H1N1, using the Molecular Docking Approach
  •    The Protective Effects of Nigella sativa Oil and Allium sativum Extract on Amikacin-induced Nephrotoxicity
  •    Prevalence of Escherichia coli O157:H7 among Diarrhoeic HIV/AIDS Patients in the Eastern Cape Province-South Africa
  •    An Investigation on Nutritional Status of Tea (Camellia sinensis L.) Grown in Eastern Black Sea Region of Turkey
  •    Transmission, Biochemical Manifestation and CD4+ Cell Count of HIV: A Review
  •    In vitro Antiplasmodial and Antibacterial Activities of Canthium multiflorum Schum and Thonn (Rubiacea) Extracts
How to cite this article:

Muhammad Nouman Sohail, Fiaz Rasul, Asia Karim, Uzma Kanwal and Idress Hamad Attitalla, 2011. Plant as a Source of Natural Antiviral Agents. Asian Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 6: 1125-1152.

DOI: 10.3923/ajava.2011.1125.1152






Curve Bottom