Pine cone isolate has anti-HIV activity. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Assessment of the anti-HIV activity of a pine cone isolate.
Planta Med. 1996 Feb;62(1):63-5. PMID: 8720390
Department of Forestry, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53706, USA.
Characterization of an alkali-soluble isolate from Pinus nigra Arnold (Pinaceae) seed cones by thioacidolysis revealed a significant phenylpropanoid (i.c. lignin) component which may provide the observed anti-HIV-1 activity for this substance.