ETHNOMEDICINAL PLANTS FOR PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER: A REVIEWAbstract
The plant kingdom plays a major role in the life of human beings and animals. A great deal of Pharmacological research has considerably improved the quality of herbal drugs in cancer treatment. Phytochemical tests in Pharmacognosy, structure elucidation in medicinal chemistry and various screening procedures in pharmacology helped to boost immune system in the body against cancer as breast cancer is the most serious problem in Oncology and fifth most leading cause of mortality in developed and also developing countries. Scientists have contributed number of years to investigate a remedy with no side effects and interested in finding a potent phytotherapeutic agent from herbs for this disease. They performed several research works by taking the active principles of many herbs and developed various herbal formulations which inhibit growth and spread of breast cancer on the metastatic phase stage IV. Some important ethanomedicinal plants (indigenous system of medicine) evidenced for breast cancer by scientific study have been discussed here.
C. H. Nagaprashanthi*, M. Kannan, M. Karthikeyan and M. A. Aleemuddin
Faculty of Pharmacy, PRIST University, Thanjavur-614901, Tamil Nadu, India
16 November, 2011
13 January, 2012
17 February, 2012