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Preventive or curative of typhoid fever.
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The dried herb is a remedy for a number of ailments related to digestion, hepatoprotection, vermicidal, antiacne, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antityphoid, antibiotic activities, hypoglycemic, besides immune enhancement (Saxena et al.
The last two decades have seen the emergence and spread of multidrug resistance against the conventional antityphoid drugs (chloramphenicol, co-trimoxazole, and ampicillin) among the typhoid salmonellae, especially in South and Southeast Asia, including Pakistan.