Evaluation of Antipyretic Effects of Ultrahigh Dilutions of Baptisia tinctoria in Comparison with Paracetamol
Introduction: Homeopathy being an alternative treatment option has many controversies. The study aims to estimate the antipyretic effects of Baptisia tinctoria (200c and 1M ultrahigh dilutions) in animal fever model.
Methods: This study used Saccharomyces cerevisiae induced fever model. Animals were divided into 4 groups namely, negative control, positive control and Baptisia tinctoria 200c and 1M groups. During study, after each hour rectal temperature was checked. Paracetamol and homeopathic Baptisia tinctoria (200c and 1M) and paracetamol were given orally. One way statistical analysis was done with ANOVA followed by post hoc test. Significance level was p≤0.05.
Results: B. tinctoria in both potencies significantly reduced fever in rabbits compared to negative control group (p ≤ 0.05). At the end of study, paracetamol reduced by 2.5°F, while B. tinctoria 200c reduced by 1.7°F temperature and B. tinctoria 1M reduced by 1.9°F.
Conclusion: The study revealed that B. tinctoria showed its activity against fever, however, it has weaker action as compared to paracetamol.
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