Abstract Title:

The effect of an aqueous horse-radish extract, applied as such or in association with caffeine, on experimental influenza in mice.

Abstract Source:

Virologie. 1985 Apr-Jun;36(2):95-8. PMID: 4036004

Abstract Author(s):

V Eşanu, E Prahoveanu


An aqueous horse-radish extract was repeatedly administered to mice by intranasal (i.n.) route prior to i.n. inoculation of influenza virus A/PR8/34 (H1N1). The antiviral effect of the extract--also demonstrated in vitro--was reflected by a significant decrease in the hemagglutination titers recorded in mouse lung homogenates and by a slight increase in the mean survival time of treated mice versus untreated controls. Association of horse-radish extract with caffeine led to a synergic effect only as regards the mortality rate.

Study Type : Animal Study

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