NATURAL RESOURCES FROM PLANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER: AN UPDATE


Parul Tripathi, Aditi Singh

Abstract


Cancer has become the second leading cause of death worldwide. The incidences of cancer are rising at an alarming rate but it can be reduced and controlled by evidence-based strategies for cancer prevention, early detection, and management of patients with cancer. Historically, it is proven that plants and their metabolites have great potential in the treatment of various acute diseases as well as chronic disorders. The novel bioactive compounds from many plants are being studied as potential therapeutic agents because of their high activity and low toxicity. This review gives a comprehensive description of such medicinal plants which have been studied as potentially effective against cancer.


Keywords


Ethnopharmacology, Cancer treatment, Drugs, Plants, Antitumor activity, Medicinal plants.

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Title

NATURAL RESOURCES FROM PLANTS IN THE TREATMENT OF CANCER: AN UPDATE

Keywords

Ethnopharmacology, Cancer treatment, Drugs, Plants, Antitumor activity, Medicinal plants.

DOI

10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i7.17399

Date

01-07-2017

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Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research
Vol 10 Issue 7 July 2017 Page: 13-22

Print ISSN

0974-2441

Online ISSN

2455-3891

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Parul Tripathi
Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Malhaur, Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow - 226 028, Uttar Pradesh, India.
India

Aditi Singh
Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Amity University, Lucknow Campus, Malhaur, Gomti Nagar Extension, Lucknow - 226 028, Uttar Pradesh, India.
India


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