Prevalence of Dengu Fever in India along with its Prevention and Treatment By Herbal Medicine
Background: Dengue viruses are the causative organism of dengue fever (DF) and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF). Dengue virus belongs to family Flaviviridae. Dengue virus has four serotypes (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4) that spread by the bite of infected Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. In Ayurvedic perspectives, Dengue fever comes under the group of Abhishangaja Jvara. Dengue fever can be controlled and prevented by the number of herbal drugs which is free from any side effects. Main aim of this article is to elaborate the dengue fever and its incidence in India along with review herbal drugs which is effective in prevention and treatment of dengue fever.
Materials and Method: This review work was carried out by using a widespread and planned data mining approach. To achieve significant literature author uses the key words“dengue fever ” “dengue fever in India” and “herbal medicine for Dengue fever”searched in Google Scholar, web of science, Science direct, Scopus, Medline and PubMed Central journal literature.
Results: Seven publications were included in the final selection after systematic analysis.
Conclusion: Dengue is endemic in more than 128 countries; about half of the world’s populations are at risk for infection. It is suggested that herbal plants could be used for prevention and treatment of dengue fever as potential anti-DENV agents and increasing the platelet (PLT) count, white blood cells (WBC) etc.Some herbal extracts have ovicidal activity against Ae. Aegypti.
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