volume 42, issue 4, P1616-1624 2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1517-83822011000400049
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Marciele Ribas Pilau, Sydney Hartz Alves, Rudi Weiblen, Sandra Arenhart, Ana Paula Cueto, Luciane Teresinha Lovato

Abstract: ABSTRACTMexican oregano (Lippia graveolens) is a plant found in Mexico and Central America that is traditionally used as a medicinal herb. In the present study, we investigated the antiviral activity of the essential oil of Mexican oregano and its major component, carvacrol, against different human and animal viruses. The MTT test (3-4,5-dimethythiazol-2yl)-2,5-diphenyl tetrazolium bromide) was conducted to determine the selectivity index (SI) of the essential oil, which was equal to 13.1, 7.4, 10.8, 9.7, and…

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