Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Fig 7

Research Article

In Vivo Anti-Influenza Virus Activity of Japanese Herbal (Kampo) Medicine, “Shahakusan,” and Its Possible Mode of Action

Figure 7

Effect of SHS treatment on the lung tissue of influenza virus infected mice (lower respiratory tract infection). Representative histologic sections of lungs harvested at 4 day p.i. and stained with hematoxylin and eosin. Mock-infected BALB/c mice were administered orally with water as a control (a), and influenza virus infected mice were administered orally with water (b) or SHS (c) from one day before to 3 days p.i. as shown in Figure 2(b). Thin arrow indicates infiltration of inflammatory cells. Open arrow indicates desquamated mucosal epithelia. Magnification 200x.