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Research Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Year : 2018, Volume : 10, Issue : 1
First page : ( 91) Last page : ( 100)
Print ISSN : 0975-2331. Online ISSN : 0975-4385.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0975-4385.2018.00015.8

A Pharmacoeconomic Focus on Medicinal Plants with Anticancer Activity

Chandrasekar R.1,*, Sivagami B.2, Babu M. Niranjan1

1Department of Pharmacognosy, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatapuram, Ramachandrapuram Mandal, Tirupati-517561, Chitoor, Andhra Pradesh

2Department of Pharmaceutical Analysis, Seven Hills College of Pharmacy, Venkatapuram, Ramachandrapuram Mandal, Tirupati-517561, Chitoor, Andhra Pradesh

*Corresponding Author E-mail: chandrumnrcop@gmail.com

Online published on 24 May, 2018.


Cancer is abnormal growth of cells in the body; cancer almost affects any one at any age. Cancer affects most of the people; the mortality rate of cancer is high when compared to any other disease. With emerging trends in herbal medicine and complementary alternative medicine India is considered to be one of the largest producer of herbal medicine in the world. Scientists and researchers are inventing many synthetic analogs with anticancer activity these allopathic medicines have severe side effects and become toxic to many patients suffering with cancer. The treatment or chemotherapy given for cancer patient is costly so the treatment should be non-toxic and economic. There are anticancer medicinal plants abundantly present in India there are many active constituents which can be isolated and patented. Scientists and researchers are meticulously working to invent new compounds with anticancer activity. India is having an unexplored data of hidden treasure of medicinal plants. These plants can be explored in future and will be helpful for the researchers who are working on anticancer medicinal plants. This review has been compiled from various sources and reports few plants collected from various literatures containing anticancer activities. This review contains few medicinal plants the type of extract, different type of cell lines and the assay methods used. Cancer will become the most dreadful disease affecting many people in the world in future so this review on cancer has been chosen and compiled from many literatures. This review will be helpful for researchers around the globe in finding new entities and new molecules from easily available plants for the treatment of cancer.



Antiproliferative, Cancer cell lines, Assay, Cytotoxicity, Apoptosis.


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