Antiviral activity of Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist extracts grown in Tunisia

  • HL Edzir
  • G Laurent
  • A Mahjoub
  • M Mastouri
Keywords: Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist, antiviral activity, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Coxsackie B virus type 3 (CoxB-3).

Abstract

Ethyl acetate, chloroform, butanol and methanol extracts of the aerial parts of Conyza Canadensis L. Cronquist were investigated for their antiviral activity against human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) AD-169 and Cox-B3 viruses by modification of the widely used shell-vial assay. The results showed that butanol and methanol extracts had the most potent antiviral activity against HCMV and Cox-B3 viruses.

Key words: Conyza canadensis (L.) Cronquist, antiviral activity, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Coxsackie B virus type 3 (CoxB-3).

Published
2013-10-22
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