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a.1.Having the quality of mitigating or curing fever.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The antipyretic and febrifugal activites (Umadevi et al., 1990; Vedavathy et al., 1995) are also mentioned in the Ayuverdic and Unani literature but it is not evaluated scientifically.
It is well known that Berberis plant extracts have been involved in a whole host of biological responses, acting, for example, as anti-inflammatory, rheumatic, hypotensive, febrifugal, analgesic, muscle relaxant, and antihyperglycemic agents among others.
In the Mediterranean area, it plays a role in the treatment of cancer and is known for its antihelmintic, antiseptic, diuretic and febrifugal properties (von Bruchhausen 2007).