Chinense skullcap counteracts influenza virus infection in mice. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Effect of baicalin on in vivo anti-virus].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 2007 Nov;32(22):2413-5. PMID: 18257272
OBJECTIVE: This study is about the in vivo antivirus effect of baicalin. METHOD: Adopting in vivo experiment, we administered one group of mice 2 days before infected with influenza virus (A/FM/1/47) , while administer the other group with baicalin one day after infected, to observe the effect of baicalin in protecting and curing mice against influenza virus. RESULT: Baicalin can obviously prolong the survival time of mice infected with influenza virus (A/FM/1/47) (P <0.01), eliminate the influenza virus in lung, reduce the hemagglutination tite and infectivity in pulmo, and reverse mice's pneumonic pathological changes. CONCLUSION: Baicalin can obviously counteract influenza virus.