Medicinal Plants as a Source of Antipyretic Agent in Terai Region of Western Nepal

  • Anant Gopal Singh Department of Botany, Butwal Multiple Campus, Butwal, Tribhuvan University
Keywords: Antipyretic agents, Fever, Medicinal plants, Ethnobotany

Abstract

The study was conducted during 2009-2011 using semi-structured, open-ended questionnaires, informal interviews, and group discussions with traditional healers and senior citizens having thorough knowledge about plants and plant based remedies. During present study ten phytotherapeutic practices for management of different types of fever using 50 plant species as antipyretic agent were identified and documented. These species may be used for the development of new, cheap, and effective antipyretic agent of herbal origin. Further investigation of these plant species for herbal antipyretic agents will require safety and efficacy testing. There is an urgent need to formulate suitable conservation strategies for wildly growing medicinal plants to overcome their depletion from natural resources.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8383

Int J Appl Sci Biotechnol, Vol. 1(3) 2013 : 118-126

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2013-09-25
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Singh, A. (2013). Medicinal Plants as a Source of Antipyretic Agent in Terai Region of Western Nepal. International Journal of Applied Sciences and Biotechnology, 1(3), 118-126. https://doi.org/10.3126/ijasbt.v1i3.8383
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