|Extract of Scutellaria baicalensis inhibits dengue virus replication.
Scutellaria baicalensis (S. baicalensis) is one of the traditional Chinese medicinal herbs that have been shown to possess many health benefits. In the present study, we evaluated the in vitro antiviral activity of aqueous extract of the roots of S. baicalensis against all four dengue virus (DENV) serotypes.
Our study demonstrates the in vitro anti-dengue virus replication property of S. baicalensis against all the four DENV serotypes investigated. The extract reduced DENV infectivity and replication in Vero cells. The extract was rich in baicalein and could be considered for the potential development of anti-DENV therapeutics.
Published: 29 April 2013
|Hepatoprotective Effects of Chinese Medicine Herbs Decoction on Liver Cirrhosis in Rats
Hepatoprotective and curative activities of aqueous extract of decoction containing 10 Chinese medicinal herbs (HPE-XA-08) were evaluated in Sprague–Dawley albino rats with liver damage induced by thioacetamide (TAA).
Reversion of cirrhotic liver to a normal liver condition in rats treated with HPE-XA-08 was observed. Results from the present study suggest that HPE-XA-08 treatment assisted in the protection from liver cirrhosis and improved the recovery of the cirrhotic liver.
Published 9 February 2017