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Antipyretic Plants: An Updated Review


Vandana Garg and Rohit Datt*   Pages 1 - 9 ( 9 )


Backround; Fever is known as pyrexia may occur due to infection, inflammation, or any tissue damage and diseases states. Normally the infected or damaged tissue initiates the enhanced formation of pro-inflammatory mediators like cytokines which further increase the synthesis of prostaglandin E2 (PgE2) near hypothalamic area and thereby trigger the hypothalamus to elevate the body temperature.

Objective; Antipyretics are the agents which reduce the elevated body temperature. Most commonly used antipyretic agent paracetamol may be fatal due to its side effects.

Methods; In this review paper, Chemical abstract, Google Scholar, PubMed, Science Direct, were the sources to collect information regarding antipyretic activity.

Results; This review compiles antipyretic plants that may be useful to treat fever which are used traditionally. These medicinal plants could be good alternatives for traditional allopathic antipyretics.


Fever, pyrexia, antipyretic plants, NSAIDS, antibiotics


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, M. D. University, Rohtak (Haryana) – 124001, India. ROHTAK, School Of Medical and Allied Sciences G. D. Goenka University, Sohna

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