Mullein contains antiviral compounds. - GreenMedInfo Summary

Abstract Title:

Antiviral activity of Flos verbasci infusion against influenza and Herpes simplex viruses.

Abstract Source:

Arch Immunol Ther Exp (Warsz). 1991;39(1-2):103-8. PMID: 1666504

Abstract Author(s):

I Zgórniak-Nowosielska, J Grzybek, N Manolova, J Serkedjieva, B Zawilińska


The lyophilized infusion from flowers of Verbascum thapsiforme Schrad. (FVI) showed antiviral activity in in vitro studies against Fowl plague virus, several influenza A strains, influenza B strain as well as Herpes simplex virus. Influenza viruses titer decreased by 1-3 log units, while of H. simplex virus by 2.3 log. FVI has shown virucidal activity on H. simplex virus at 300 micrograms/ml, but did not inactivate influenza viruses. Phytochemical investigations of FVI have shown the presence of flavonoids, iridoids, phenolic acids, saponins, amino acids and free sugars.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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