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A REVIEW ON NATURAL PLANTS FOR CANCER THERAPY

Tarasankar Maity*, Khokan Bera, Nilanjan Pahari, Manas Chakraborty, Syed Mahabub Islam

Department of Pharmacy, Calcutta Institute of Pharmaceutical Technology and AHS. Uluberia, Howrah-711316, West Bengal, India

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Cancer is a dreadful disease and combating this disease is of great importance to public health. Cancer affecting millions of people per year. Cancer has been estimated as the second leading cause of death in humans. Cancer kills about 3500 million people annually all over the world. Several chemopreventive agents are used to treat cancer, but they cause toxicity. Plants have been used as remedies and experimental literature has described the usage of plant based chemicals. More than 50% of modern drugs in clinical use are of natural products. So an intense search on various biological sources is required to develop a novel anti-cancer drug to fight this disease. An impressive number of modern drugs have been developed from the plants. A number of promising agents of medicinal plants are used in clinical and preclinical development. In this Present review, we have focused on some of the medicinal plants having strong anticancer properties that would play a vital role in discovering potential anticancer drug for treating cancer.

Keywords: Cancer, remedies, clinical, preclinical, medicinal plants, natural products.


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