Medicinal Herbs Useful in Pediatric Fever from the Perspective of Persian Medicine

Hadian, Fatemeh and Varshochi, Mojtaba and Feyzabadi, zohre and Zargaran, Arman and Besharat, Mehdi and Mousavi Bazaz, Mojtaba (2019) Medicinal Herbs Useful in Pediatric Fever from the Perspective of Persian Medicine. International Journal of Pediatrics, 7 (9). pp. 10087-10098.

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Background Fever is the most important and common symptom of pediatric diseases. Fever can be a sign or symptom or complication of disease. Considering the development of complementary and alternative medicine worldwide and the prevalence of this symptom in children, we aimed to investigate their application based on Persian medical textbooks by searching herbs used in pediatric fever. Materials and Methods In this review study, materials were extracted by searching in reliable Persian medical textbooks of the10th -20th century using related Persian medicine keywords. Then the documentations for herbs extracted were searched in the databases based on the conventional medicine. The interpretation was made based on the results. Results Based on the Persian medical textbooks, seventeen herbs have been prescribed for decreasing pediatric fever. Among them, 16herbs have proven mechanisms of action for treatment of fever, classified into five categories (diaphoretic, anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, immunomodulatory, anti-oxidant) based on literature review. On the other hand, according to Persian medicine, there were thirteen cold temperament herbs and only four hot temperament ones. They were administrated using various oral and topical methods. The maternal and neonatal treatment was emphasized. Conclusion According to this study and documentations of conventional medicine, many of these herbs can be effective in the treatment of pediatric fever, so further clinical studies are recommended for evaluating their efficacy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fever,Herbal Medicine,Pediatric,Persian Medicine,Medicinal Plants
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
WZ History of Medicine
QY Clinical Pathology
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2019 11:47
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2019 11:47

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