Chlorophillyn


Electron Microscope Study of the Viricidal Properties of Sodium Magnesium-chlorophyllin
L. B. MEKLER, A. F. BYCHOVSKY & B. L. KRIKUN
Institute of Experimental and Clinical Oncology
N. F. Gamaleya Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, Academy of Medical Sciences, USSR.
M. F. Vladimirsky Regional Research Clinical Institute, Moscow.
  • Acts as a potent antioxidant
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Stops carcinogens from binding to DNA
  • Alkalizes the body

THE therapeutic effect of sodium magnesium-chlorophylliu in patients with herpes simplex and herpes zoster1 has aroused our interest in the mechanism of its viricidal activity. In the case of herpetic keratitis, locally applied sodium magnesium-chlorophyllin is as effective as kericid1 (Smith, Kline and French Ltd, iodoxuridine 0.1 per cent, thiomersal 0.002 per cent in distilled water). Sodium magnesium-chlorophyllin isolated from conifer needles is active against viruses of the herpes group, vaccinia virus and myxoviruses (influenza A2 virus and Newcastle disease virus). Unlike sodium magnesium-chlorophyllin and a derivative of sodium-chlorophyllin in which the molecule lacks the metal atom in the centre of the por-phyrin ring, sodium-chlorophyllin with a copper atom in the centre of the porphyrin ring has not shown viricidal activity2.