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Antipyretic Plants: An Updated Review

Author(s):

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

Abstract:


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.

Keywords:

Fever, pyrexia, antipyretic plants, NSAIDS, antibiotics

Affiliation:

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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