Advances of Natural Products in Antivirals

A natural product is a chemical compound or substance produced by a living organism, which can be found in nature. In the broadest sense, natural products include any substance produced by life. Natural products sometimes have pharmacological or biological activity that can be of therapeutic benefit in treating diseases. As such, natural products are the active components not only of most traditional medicines but also many modern medicines, such as antiviral drug. Most natural products in antivirals are considered relatively harmless to the host, and therefore can be used to treat infections, such as  HIV, herpes viruses, the hepatitis B and C viruses, and influenza A and B viruses.


In the present book, fourteen typical literatures about natural products in antivirals published on international authoritative journals were selected to introduce the worldwide newest progress, which contains reviews or original researches on medical science, hemadenology, virology, epidemiology, ect. We hope this book can demonstrate advances in natural products in antivirals as well as give references to the researchers, students and other related people.


Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Natural Products from Resurrection Plants: Potential for Medical Applications
  • Chapter 2
    Plant-Based Vaccines against Viruses
  • Chapter 3
    Effectiveness and Safety of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Treating Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome: 2004–2014
  • Chapter 4
    Potent Natural Products and Herbal Medicines for Treating Liver Fibrosis
  • Chapter 5
    Novel Antiviral Activity of Mung Bean Sprouts against Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Herpes Simplex Virus −1: An in Vitro Study on Virally Infected Vero and MRC-5 Cell Lines
  • Chapter 6
    Anti-Mayaro Virus Activity of Cassia Australis Extracts (Fabaceae, Leguminosae)
  • Chapter 7
    Antiviral Activities of Indonesian Medicinal Plants in the East Java Region against Hepatitis C Virus
  • Chapter 8
    Antiviral Activity and Possible Mode of Action of Ellagic Acid Identified in Lagerstroemia Speciosa Leaves toward Human Rhinoviruses
  • Chapter 9
    Antiviral Activity of Carnosic Acid against Respiratory Syncytial Virus
  • Chapter 10
    In Vitro Antiviral Activity of Plant Extracts from Asteraceae Medicinal Plants
  • Chapter 11
    Evaluation of Direct Antiviral Activity of the Deva-5 Herb Formulation and Extracts of Five Asian Plants against Influenza A Virus H3N8
  • Chapter 12
    Evaluation of the Cytotoxic Effect and Antibacterial, Antifungal, and Antiviral Activities of Hypericum Triquetrifolium Turra Essential Oils from Tunisia
  • Chapter 13
    Quercetin and Quercetin 3-O-glycosides from Bauhinia Longifolia (Bong.) Steud. Show Anti-Mayaro Virus Activity
  • Chapter 14
    Antimicrobial Activity and Mechanisms of Salvia Sclarea Essential Oil
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in Advances of Natural Products in Antivirals
Tsanko S. Gechev
Department of Molecular Biology, Institute of Biochemistry and Biology, University of Potsdam, Potsdam-Golm, Germany

Edward P. Rybicki
Biopharming Research Unit, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology and Institute of Infectious Disease and Molecular Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Kassia C. W. Spindola
Natural Product Research Institute, Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Han-Bo Shin
Department of Pharmaceutical Science, College of Pharmacy, Kyung Hee University, Dongdaemun-gu, Korea

Zyed Rouis
Laboratoire des Maladies Transmissibles et Substances Biologiquement Actives LR99ES27, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Monastir, Monastir, Tunisia

Alda E. dos Santos
Natural Product Research Institute, Center of Health Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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