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Phytomedicine. 1999 May;6(2):119-23.

Antiviral activity of sandalwood oil against herpes simplex viruses-1 and -2.

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Department of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Sciences, University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Abstract

Sandalwood oil, the essential oil of Santalum album L., was tested for in vitro antiviral activity against Herpes simplex viruses-1 and -2. It was found that the replication of these viruses was inhibited in the presence of the oil. This effect was dose-dependent and more pronounced against HSV-1. A slight diminution of the effect was observed at higher multiplicity of infections. The oil was not virucidal and showed no cytotoxicity at the concentrations tested.

PMID:
10374251
DOI:
10.1016/S0944-7113(99)80046-4
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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