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Emodin is a compound found in rhubarb, buckthorn, Japanese knotweed and many species of fungi.

Emodin is shown to have antiviral activity against cytomegalovirus,[1] herpes simplex,[2] Coxsackie B3,[3] and Coxsackie B4.[4]

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  1. Alam, Zohaib; Al-Mahdi, Zainab; Zhu, Yali; McKee, Zachary; Parris, Deborah S.; Parikh, Hardik I.; Kellogg, Glen E.; Kuchta, Alison; McVoy, Michael A. (February 2015), "Anti-cytomegalovirus activity of the anthraquinone atanyl blue PRL", Antiviral Research, 114: 86–95, doi:10.1016/j.antiviral.2014.12.003, ISSN 1872-9096, PMC 4289655, PMID 25499125
  2. Xiong, Hai-Rong; Luo, Jun; Hou, Wei; Xiao, Hong; Yang, Zhan-Qiu (January 27, 2011), "The effect of emodin, an anthraquinone derivative extracted from the roots of Rheum tanguticum, against herpes simplex virus in vitro and in vivo", Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 133 (2): 718–723, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2010.10.059, ISSN 1872-7573, PMID 21050882
  3. http://en.cnki.com.cn/Article_en/CJFDTOTAL-ZGYA200903006.htm
  4. Liu, Zhao; Wei, Fei; Chen, Liang-Jun; Xiong, Hai-Rong; Liu, Yuan-Yuan; Luo, Fan; Hou, Wei; Xiao, Hong; Yang, Zhan-Qiu (October 1, 2013), "In Vitro and in Vivo Studies of the Inhibitory Effects of Emodin Isolated from Polygonum cuspidatum on Coxsakievirus B-4", ResearchGate, 18 (10): 11842–58, doi:10.3390/molecules181011842, ISSN 1420-3049, PMID 24071990, retrieved November 9, 2016