Myrica ruba leaf extract inhibits H1N1 and H3N2 influenza viruses. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Anti-influenza virus activity of Myrica rubra leaf ethanol extract evaluated using Madino-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2008 Nov;72(11):3018-20. Epub 2008 Nov 7. PMID: 18997411
Myrica rubra leaf ethanol extract was added to culture medium of Madino-Darby canine kidney (MDCK) cells inoculated with influenza virus, and the inhibition of influenza virus replication was measured. Myrica rubra leaf ethanol extract showed anti-influenza virus activity irrespective of the hemagglutinin antigen type in the influenza virus type A (H1N1), its subtype (H3N2), and type B.