AN UPDATE ON DISEASE PROFILE OF CANCER WITH HERBAL TREATMENTAbstract
There has been a vast growth in the field of herbal medicine and these drugs popularly are increasing both in developing and developed countries because of their natural origin, more therapeutic effect and less side effects. Since ancient cultures, tribal people methodically collected information on herbs and developed well-defined herbal drugs for the treatment of many diseases. In cancer, cells divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also spread to more distant parts of the body through the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Cancer grows out of normal cells in the body. Normal cells multiply when the body needs them, and die when the body doesn’t need them. Mostly, cancer patients are gaining benefit from treatment with herbal medicine. This review article covers the possible mechanism of action of some of the herbal medicine and ayurvedic herbs used as anticancer therapy.
Parul Agarwal*, Amreen Fatima , Shashi Alok , P.P. Singh and Amita Verma
Department of Pharmacognosy, Institute of Pharmacy, Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh, India
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