Anti-HIV activity of medicinal plant extracts
Type of Spiritual Experience
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Tuberaria lignosa is a species of perennial rock-rose native to the western Mediterranean region.
A description of the experience
J Ethnopharmacol. 2001 Sep;77(1):113-6.
Anti-HIV activity of medicinal plant extracts.
Bedoya LM1, Sanchez-Palomino S, Abad MJ, Bermejo P, Alcami J.
- 1Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Farmacia, Universidad Complutense, 28040 Madrid, Spain. firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our screening of anti-AIDS agents from natural sources, ethanolic and aqueous extracts of 15 medicinal plants widely used in the folk medicine of the Iberian Peninsula were evaluated in vitro.
Most of the extracts tested were relatively nontoxic to human lymphocytic MT-2 cells, but only the extracts of Tuberaria lignosa and Sanguisorba minor magnolii exhibited anti-HIV activity in an in vitro MTT assay. The aqueous extracts of these plants showed inhibitory effects against HIV-1 induced infections in MT-2 cells at concentrations ranging from 12.5 to 50 microg/ml and 50 microg/ml, respectively. Both extracts showed no appreciable cytotoxicity at these concentrations.