A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW ON CANCER AND ANTICANCER HERBAL DRUGSAbstract
Cancer is a major public health burden in both developed and developing countries. It is an abnormal growth of cells in body that can lead to death and globally the numbers of cancer patients are increasing day by day. There are several medicines available in the market to treat the various types of cancer but no drug is found to be fully effective and safe. Herbal medicines have a vital role in the prevention and treatment of cancer. With advanced knowledge of molecular science and refinement in isolation and structure elucidation techniques, various anticancer herbs has been identified, which execute their therapeutic effect by inhibiting cancer-activating enzymes and hormones, stimulating DNA repair mechanism, promoting production of protective enzymes, inducing antioxidant action and enhancing immunity of the body. Plants have been used for treating diseases since time immemorial. More than 50% of modern drugs in clinical use are of natural products. In the present review, an attempt has been made to study the plants that have been used in the treatment of cancer.
R. K. Bijauliya *, S. Alok, M. Singh and S. B. Mishra
Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi Uttar Pradesh, India
21 January, 2017
13 June, 2017
21 June, 2017
01 July, 2017