Plants of Ethnoveterinary Medicine Importance with Antiviral Activity
Beenu Jain1* and Anuj Tewari2
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Veterinary Microbiology, GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India
*Corresponding Author: Beenu Jain, Department of Animal Husbandry, Uttar Pradesh, India.
January 13, 2021; Published: May 27, 2022
Indian heritage is rich in diversified flora due to its diversified geographical locations. Amongst these flora, several of them have been in traditional use for the treatment of ailments and several of them are yet to be explored. Out of all, antiviral plants and their activity seeks attention as during past one decade several emerging viral diseases came into existence. RNA viruses are capable of mutating at a faster rate than the DNA viruses, show antiviral resistance and their vaccine development requires quite a lot time. In such a scenario antiviral plant and their pure compounds/extracts can open newer insights for combating the antiviral resistance. Thus, in this chapter antiviral activity of plants against human and animal viruses have been discussed.
Keywords: Plants; Antiviral Activity; Viruses; DNA; RNA
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