Antiviral Compounds of Natural Origin
P. Veiga-Crespo, M. Viñas and Tomas Gonzalez Villa
from: Antibiotics: Current Innovations and Future Trends (Edited by: Sergio Sánchez and Arnold L. Demain). Caister Academic Press, U.K. (2015) Pages: 331-344.
A great variety of plant-and-medicinal herb-derived active principles have been traditionally known by the Natural Medicine of many civilizations. Recent advances in Molecular Biology have allowed us to characterize those active principles, to understand their mode of action and finally to include many of these compounds in the arsenal of antiviral drugs used by Western medicine. The higher number of resistant-strains both in the bacterial and viral worlds makes mandatory the continuous search for new active principles to treat diseases. Many of the natural remedies used in medicine are now being characterized and will facility their use as regular chemotherapeutics read more ...