Antiviral Properties of Supercritical CO2Extracts from Oregano and Sage

S. Santoyo, L. Jaime, M. R. García-Risco, A. Ruiz-Rodríguez, G. Reglero
2014 International Journal of Food Properties  
El acceso a la versión del editor puede requerir la suscripción del recurso Access to the published version may require subscription ABSTRACT The antiviral properties of supercritical CO2 extracts obtained from oregano and sage were evaluated against the herpes simplex virus type 1 at different stages during virus infection. All the extracts tested presented a moderate extracellular direct virucidal activity, although a pre-treatment of Vero cells with 10 µg/mL of sage extracts before virus
more » ... tion inhibited 70% of the virus infection. Moreover, supercritical extracts of sage and oregano were able to significantly inhibit the in vitro virus replication, showing IC50 values of 1.88 and 5.33 µg/mL respectively. Carvacrol and thymol could be pointed out as the compounds responsible for the antiviral activity found in oregano supercritical extracts, meanwhile, borneol, camphor and 1,8-cineole could be proposed as antiviral compounds in supercritical sage extracts. Results demonstrated that supercritical extraction was an appropriate technique to obtain antiviral extracts from oregano and sage.
doi:10.1080/10942912.2012.700539 fatcat:4ydfodjx35hzbi6uxn7ebk5u2y