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DIETARY HERBS AS ANTICANCER DRUGS

Mr. Lokeshkumar K Chaudhari, Mr. Paresh A Patil, Ms. Dhanashri Chordiya

Cancer is a major community health trouble in both urban and rising countries. Plant derivative are being used for the action against cancer. Worldwide effects are ongoing to identify new anticancer compounds from plants. Current available molecular entities are not sufficient so the the pharmaceutical industry are in search of novel anticancer agents from traditional medicines. In recent years people desire more use of natural plant products due to the fear of side effects for treatment of cancer. An anti-cancer agent could be useful at any of the classically defined stages of carcinogenesis initiation, promotion and progression. These agents are found in fruits, vegetables and herbs etc. Consumption of fruits and vegetables helps in the prevention of cancer. Citrus fruits, allium vegetables, Cruciferous vegetables are few agents which prevent cancer. This article has been made to review important dietary herbs in cancer which will be useful to treating cancer disease. The plant sources of India are likely to provide effective anticancer agents. Herbs have a vital role in the prevention and treatment of cancer.

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