Elucidation of pharmacognostic profiles and pharmacological activity of Tephrosia Purpurea
The Cause of fever in patients is mainly due to, when the body’s immune response is triggered by pyrogens (fever – producing substances). Pyrogens usually come from a source outside the body and in turn, stimulate the production of pyrogens inside the body. The plant is reported to contain coumarins, falvonoids, carotenoids, flavanones, iso-flavanones and quercetin. The plant has been reported to have anti-pyretic, anti-helmintic, hepato-protective, anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial properties. The methanolic extract of Tephrosia Purpurea leaves was investigated for its anti-pyretic activity. Anti-pyretic potential of methanolic extract was evaluated by Brewer’s yeast induced pyrexia test. The pyrexia in rats was reduced significantly (P<0.01) compared to that of control.
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