Antipyretic Plants: An Updated Review

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Author(s): Vandana Garg, Rohit Datt*.

Journal Name: Current Bioactive Compounds

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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

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DOI: 10.2174/1573407215666190401151844
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