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Meta-Analysis on Ethnopharmacological and Phytochemical Constituents of Antipyretic Plants in the Philippines and its Implication to Indigenous Education

Ronnel Abigael C. De Guzman-Maneclang1, Edilyn A.Tomas2
Leah Amor S. Cortez3
Philippine Normal University-Manila, Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines1,3
Aplaya National High School, City of Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines1
Quirino General High School – Cabarroguis, Quirino, Philippines2





Traditional medicine supports the indigenous people to survive in times of pandemic. This form of survival made an interest in pharmaceutical companies. The researchers aimed to determine indigenous plants that contain antipyretic phytochemical constituents as one of the characteristics of NSAIDs and the implications of this traditional knowledge of Indigenous Education into their culture. This study is a meta analysis review that uses thematic and content analysis together with the expression of quantitative results of the present primary and secondary metabolites found in the antipyretic plants. In addition, it used an ethnopharmacological approach in determining the antipyretic properties of the indigenous plants. Findings revealed that there are ten commonly used Antipyretic indigenous plants in the Philippines. These antipyretic plants consist mainly of Flavonoids, Alkaloids, Tannins, and Saponins and based on the reviews, Flavonoid acts as NSAIDS and is found to have Antipyretic property. Added to these, nine of these plants contain flavonoids. Lastly, it was found that indigenous knowledge in the use of medicinal plants is still put into practice by the indigenous people in the Philippines. The study recommends that these plants will be explored and subjected to antipyretic clinical studies

Keywords: antipyretic plants, ethnopharmacological; citation frequency; indigenous education; NSAIDS, phytochemical constituents

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