Alga Extracts as Novel Antiviral Agents. By Stephanie Boone. Background. Antimicrobial activity of alga was first reported in 1940 (antibacterial activity of Chorella vulgaris). The antimicrobial properties of seaweed reported in 1951.
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By Stephanie Boone
Caulerpa taxifolia Inhibited FIV in vitro
(allophycocyanin) Neutralized enterovirus 71 cytopathic effect in vitro
(Cyanovirin-N) Inactivates HIV
Spirulina platensis Inhibits HIV activity
(calcium spirulan) Inhibits HSV-1, human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), measles virus, mumps virus, influenza virus and HIV-1
polysaccharides HIV, herpes simplex 1&2, influenza A, RSV, SIV, pseudorabies, bovine herpes and HCMV
Never work with algae in a bottle from the health food store.Study Conclusions