Medicinal plants for the treatment of fever (Jvaracikits?) in the Mdhavacikits tradition of India
The traditional knowledge of healing plants and their treatment methods are rooted in the Ayurvedic compendia and in the unscripted dialects of the people in India. Scientific documentation of this vast information has been accelerated in the last few decades. A first time study of the medicinal plants used for the treatment of fever in Madhavacikitsa text, one of the most important post Caraka-Susruta Samhitas reveals that there are a total of 182 vernacular (Sanskrit) plant names in the text for the treatment of all major types of fever.