This review highlights a wide range of research on antiviral natural products in Asia in the period from 2000 to
2008. It focuses on the most important findings in this field specifically on the plants' components with potential antiviral
activity against wide range of pathogenic DNA and RNA viruses. In addition, the difference between Asians and other
populations regarding their habits of using natural products containing antiviral activity instead of allopathic medicine has
been reviewed briefly. In conclusion, Asian continent serves as the most important source for providing the candidate
natural products for the future antiviral drugs which could save the lives of millions in the world.