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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2017, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 209-213.doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(17)60329-7

Special Issue: Natural Drug

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Effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus on Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits

Saeed Ahmada, Tayyeba Rehmanb, Waheed Mumtaz Abbasib   

  1. a Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan 
    b University College of Conventional Medicine, Faculty of Pharmacy and Alternative Medicine, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur 63100, Pakistan
  • Received:2016-10-23 Accepted:2016-12-23 Online:2017-05-15 Published:2017-05-15
  • Contact: Waheed Mumtaz Abbasi; E-mail: bhms.community@yahoo.com

Objective

To evaluate the effects of homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions of Aconitum napellus in Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits.

Methods

Rabbits were divided into 4 groups and each group contained 6 rabbits. Baker's yeast suspension (20%) was injected subcutaneously. After fever induction, paracetamol and homoeopathic ultrahigh dilutions (A. napellus 200c and 1 000c) were given orally. Rectal temperature was measured with digital thermometer hourly.

Results

Fever was induced in all the rabbits after 4 hours of Baker's yeast administration. A. napellus 200c and 1000c significantly reduced the temperature (P > 0.05). In positive control, temperature decrease was more significant (P > 0.001).

Conclusion

The above findings indicate the effectiveness of ultrahigh dilutions of A. napellus in Baker's yeast-induced fever in rabbits. However, the effects were slower and less significant than standard medicine. Moreover, future research is required to know their mechanism of reducing temperature.

Key words: ')">Aconitum napellus, Antipyretic, Homeopathy, Ultrahigh dilutions

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