2011
DOI: 10.1590/s1517-83822011000400049 View full text |Buy / Rent full text
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Marciele Ribas Pilau,
Sydney Hartz Alves,
Rudi Weiblen
et al.

Abstract: Mexican 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 7.2 for … Show more

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