Anti-dengue Medicinal Plants: A Mini Review.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Swain S S
Department of Bioinformatics, BJB (Autonomous) College, Bhubaneswar-751014, India.
Received: 01/07/2013 Revised : 21/08/2013 Accepted: 28/08/2013
Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. In recent years, transmission has increased predominantly in urban and semi-urban areas and which has been of major concern to governments and the World Health Organization (WHO). Dengue fever regardless of its serotypes has been the most prevalent arthropod-borne viral diseases among the world population. The development of a dengue vaccine is complicated by the antibody-dependent enhancement effect. Thus, the development of a plant-based antiviral preparation promises a more potential alternative in combating dengue disease. The demand for plant-based medicines is growing as they are generally considered to be safer, non-toxic and less harmful than synthetic drugs. Current studies show that natural products represent a rich potential source of new anti-dengue compounds. Further laboratory investigations are needed established the potential of identified species in contributing to dengue control. This is short review to notice some phytochemical structure from plant sources for dengue fever.