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Antipyretic Effects of Whole Plant Extract of Nyctanthes arbortristis linn.

Mrunal Krishnarao Shirsat, Santosh Kumar Gupta


The antipyretic activity of Nyctanthes arbortristis linn extract is investigated for potential on normal body temperature and yeast-induced pyrexia in albino rats. The whole plant of Nyctanthes arbortristis linn at the doses of 200 mg/kg body weight p .o. showed significant reduction in normal body temperature and yeast-provoked elevated temperature in a dose-dependent manner. The effect also extended up to 4 hours after the drug administration. The anti-pyretic effect of whole plant extract was comparable to that of Paracetamol (150 mg/kg p.o.), a standard anti-pyretic agent.


Nyctanthes arbortristis Linn. Pyrexia, Antipyretic, t- test.

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