​The efficacy of a combined topical preparation with rhubarb and sage extracts FOR HERPES LABIALIS

Combined herbal preparation for topical treatment of Herpes labialis.

Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2001 Dec;8(6):373-82.

Saller R1, Büechi S, Meyrat R, Schmidhauser C.

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Departement für Innere Medizin, Naturheilkunde, Universitätsspital Zürich.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The efficacy of many preparations for topical use in herpes infections has remained rather disappointing. The development of new antiviral drugs, especially herbal preparations, thus remains desirable. In a screening study with plant extracts, a rhubarb root extract and a sage extract showed a promising activity.

OBJECTIVE:

………. The reference product was Zovirax cream (Zovirax(R) Creme) with the active ingredient aciclovir (50 mg/g).

RESULTS:

The combined topical sage-rhubarb preparation proved to be as effective as topical aciclovir cream and tended to be more active than the sage cream.

Copyright 2001 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg

PMID:

11799306

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