Clinical Studies — influenza virus
Ginseng, the natural effectual antiviral: Protective effects of Korean Red Ginseng against viral infection
Posted by Michael Burmeister on
The swift emergence of new infectious viruses and drug-resistant variants has limited the availability of effective antiviral agents and vaccines. Thus, the development of broad-spectrum antivirals and immunomodulating agents that stimulate host immunity and improve host resilience is essential. Although ginseng itself can exert direct antiviral effects by inhibiting viral attachment, membrane penetration, and replication, the foremost antiviral activities of ginseng are attributed to the enhancement of host immunity.