Evaluation of anti-pyretic potential of Ficus racemosa bark.


Journal Article

A study was carried out to evaluate the anti-pyretic effect of a methanol extract of stem bark of Ficus racemosa Linn. (MEFR) on normal body temperature and yeast-induced pyrexia in albino rats. A yeast suspension (10 ml/kg body wt.) increased rectal temperature 19 h after subcutaneous injection. The MEFR, at doses of 100, 200 and 300 mg/kg body wt. p.o., showed significant dose-dependent reduction in normal body temperature and yeast-provoked elevated temperature. The effect extended up to 5 h after drug administration. The anti-pyretic effect of MEFR was comparable to that of paracetamol (150 mg/kg body wt., p.o.), a standard anti-pyretic agent.

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Cited Authors

  • Rao, RB; Anupama, K; Swaroop, KRLA; Murugesan, T; Pal, M; Mandal, SC

Published Date

  • December 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 731 - 733

PubMed ID

  • 12587694

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12587694

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1618-095X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0944-7113

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1078/094471102321621340


  • eng