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Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1995 Sep;20(9):556-8, 576, inside backcover.

[Antiviral activity of tannin from the pericarp of Punica granatum L. against genital Herpes virus in vitro].

[Article in Chinese]

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Department of Urology, First Affiliated Hospital of Hubei Medical University, Wuhan.


Based on cell culture techniques this study has demonstrated that tannin from the pericarp of Punica granatum is an effective component against genital herpes virus (HSV-2). The tannin not only inhibits HSV-2 replication, but also shows stronger effects of killing virus and blocking its absorption to cells.

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