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Antipyretic

Antipyretic

Antipyretic or Febrifuge - a substance that can reduce fever by decreasing heat production or increasing heat loss; either by interfering with the activity of fever-causing chemical messengers (causing perspiration and its evaporation by dilating skin-vessels and increasing radiation) or by reducing circulation.

Also known as a febrifuge.

See:

Angelica
Boneset
Borage
Cayenne
Elder flower
Eucalyptus
Ginger Plant
Hyssop
Lemon balm
Lobelia
Marigold (Calendula)
Pennyroyal
Peppermint
Peruvian bark
Plantain
Pleurisy Root
Prickly Ash
Raspberry
Thyme
Vervain
White Willow Bark
Yarrow

References

Culbreth, D.M.R. A Manual of Materia Medica and Pharmacology. Reprinted by Eclectic Med Publications: Portland, OR, 1983.

Hoffmann, D: The New Holistic Herbal. Element, 1983. Third edition 1990.

Hyde, F.F. British Herbal Pharmacopoeia. British Herbal Medicine Assoc: West Yorks, England, 1983.

Moore, M. Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, NM. l984.

 


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