ANTICANCER DRUG DERIVED FROM MEDICINAL PLANT IN INDIA
Author(s):
Pankaj Singh, Manoj Kumar , Piyush Yadav
Keywords:
Medicinal plants; natural products; ayurveda; cancer; alternative medicine
Abstract
Cancer is a major public health burden in both developed and developing countries. It is actually a group of many related cell-related diseases. It is one of the leading causes of death in the world as cancer rates continue to rise. It is a major public problem with its estimated new global events approximately six million cases a year. It is the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease. There is always a need for new drugs to treat and prevent this life-threatening disease. The plant kingdom produces second-line naturally occurring metabolites that are being investigated for their anti-cancer activities leading to the development of new therapeutic drugs. Global results continue to identify new anticancer chemicals from plants. In recent years out of fear of side effects, people have chosen to use more natural cancer products. For these reasons, the World Health Organization (WHO) supports the use of effective and non-toxic traditional medicines. This review attempted to summarize a few Indian and Indian plants that have anti-cancer activity.
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Unique Paper ID: 153023

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 5

Page(s): 245 - 249
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