Main Article Content
One of the most common diseases to human is flu which direly needs appropriate therapies. Fever, throat pain and runny nose are the eminent indication of flu which is irritating to the patients. The consumption of herbal medicines is the most reliable alternative treatment all over the globe because of its compatibility within body and rare side effects when compared to synthetic chemicals. The main objective of the study was in-vitro screening and evaluation of anti-flu potential of multi extract herbal product FluAct syrup. This cross sectional study work encapsulates observation on 250 patients for treatment of flu by using a novel multi extra for above seven days of duration. After the approval from ethical committee of Rashid Latif College of Pharmacy (RLCP), a questionnaire was designed and collects information within flu patients who used FluAct syrup. An independent statistician for analysis (Microsoft excel) was used to analyze collected data. Result showed that most of the patients’ cured by using FluAct syrup. Some of them did not completely cure in terms of headache (92.92%), sore throat (91.5), lethargy (92%) and temperature (97.7%). The findings showed abrupt improvement in patient health within three days by using FluAct syrup. It was reported that patients have excellent tolerance and showed willingness to adopt this therapy to treat flu. The study was used to confirm the data. It can be concluded that novel preparation of multi extracts (FluAct syrup) has effective herbal constituents to treat symptoms of flu in patients along with better tolerance and quick relief efficacy.
Cebotarenco N, Bush PJ. Reducing antibiotics for colds and flu: A student-taught program. Health Education Research. 2007;23(1):146-57.
Vingilis ER, Brown U, Sarkella J, Stewart M, Hennen BK. Cold/flu knowledge, attitudes and health care practices: Results of a two-city telephone survey. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 1999;90(3):205-8.
Fan J, Henrickson KJ, Savatski LL. Rapid simultaneous diagnosis of infections with respiratory syncytial viruses A and B, influenza viruses A and B, and human parainfluenza virus types 1, 2, and 3 by multiplex quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction-enzyme hybridization assay (Hexaplex). Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1998;26(6):1397-402.
Meltzer EO. Allergic rhinitis: Burden of illness, quality of life, comorbidities, and control. Immunol Allergy Clin North Am. 2016;36(2):235-48.
Nichol KL, Heilly SD, Ehlinger E. Colds and influenza-like illnesses in university students: impact on health, academic and work performance, and health care use. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2005;40(9): 1263-70.
Rothberg MB, Haessler SD, Brown RB. Complications of viral influenza. The American Journal of Medicine. 2008; 121(4):258-64.
Rothberg MB, Haessler SD. Complications of seasonal and pandemic influenza. Critical Care Medicine. 2010;38:e91-e7.
Lang PO, Mendes A, Socquet J, Assir N, Govind S, Aspinall R. Effectiveness of influenza vaccine in aging and older adults: comprehensive analysis of the evidence. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2012;7:55.
Abdel-Salam A. Functional foods: Hopefulness to good health. American Journal of Food Technology. 2010;5(2):86-99.
Allan GM, Arroll B. Prevention and treatment of the common cold: Making sense of the evidence. Cmaj. 2014;186(3):190-9.
Setswe G. The role of traditional healers and primary health care in South Africa. Health SA Gesondheid. 1999;4(2):56-60.
Wang X, Jia W, Zhao A, Wang X. Anti‐influenza agents from plants and traditional Chinese medicine. Phytotherapy Research: An International Journal Devoted to Pharmacological and Toxicological Evaluation of Natural Product Derivatives. 2006;20(5):335-41.
Parasuraman S, Thing GS, Dhanaraj SA. Polyherbal formulation: Concept of ayurveda. Pharmacognosy reviews. 2014;8(16):73.
Rajasekaran D, Palombo EA, Yeo TC, Ley DLS, Tu CL, Malherbe F, et al. Identification of traditional medicinal plant extracts with novel anti-influenza activity. PloS one. 2013;8(11):e79293.