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Black currants and TBE

Identifier

005349

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

 

Vaccinium is a genus of shrubs or dwarf shrubs in the plant Family Ericaceae. The fruit of many species are eaten by humans and some are of commercial importance, including the cranberry, blueberry, bilberry or whortleberry, lingonberry or cowberry, and huckleberry. Like many other ericaceous plants, they are generally restricted to acidic soils

A description of the experience

 Vopr Virusol. 1993 Jul-Aug;38(4):170-3.

The antiviral action of medicinal plant extracts in experimental tick-borne encephalitis].  [Article in Russian] - Fokina GI, Ro?khel' VM, Frolova MP, Frolova TV, Pogodina VV.

Some mechanisms of inducing resistance to experimental infection with tick-borne encephalitis virus were studied in experimental mice treated with aqueous extracts of berries of 

  • Vaccinium vitis-idaea

  • black currant

  • Vaccinium myrtillus

  • and of greater celandine grass

 The condition of the immune system organs (spleen and thymus) after treatment with the extracts under study was analysed. A correlation was found between the degree of developing resistance to infection, virus accumulation in the brain, blood, spleen and thymus and changes in some parameters (spleen and thymus indices) of these immunocompetent organs. Possible mechanisms of induction of resistance to virus by herb extracts are discussed.

PMID:
8236942

The source of the experience

PubMed

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Encephalitis

Suppressions

Bilberries
Black currants
Lingonberries

Commonsteps

References