Dry birch extract has antimycobacterial activity in a model of experimental tuberculosis. - GreenMedInfo Summary
[Antimycobacterial activity of a dry birch bark extract on a model of experimental pulmonary tuberculosis].
Probl Tuberk Bolezn Legk. 2006;(1):55-7. PMID: 16512188
The study deals with the evaluation of antimycobacterial activity of betulinol, a dry birch bark extract (BBE), on a model of infection caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MBT). It has established the inhibitory action of betulinol on the in vitro and in vivo growth of MBT and its positive effect on reparative processes in the lung, liver, and spleen of tuberculosis-infected mice.