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Does Rhodiola rosea protect against ebola?
Perhaps mankind has discovered a means that can protect against the Ebola virus many centuries ago. Researchers at Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine found out that extracts of the adaptogenic Rhodiola rosea can hinder the entry of the Ebola virus into human cells.
The researchers then determined which components of Rhodiola rosea had the most powerful antiviral effect. These were, as the figure above shows, ellagic acid and gallic acid.
"This traditional Chinese medicine has potent anti-Ebola activity and proven safety profile, making it a promising antiviral for further development."
"Though gallic and ellagic acids have been identified as active components, further detailed fractionation and chemical research is needed to purify other active ingredients and to elucidate how these chemicals act synergically in inhibiting filovirus entry."