Journal of Diagnostic Techniques and Biomedical AnalysisISSN: 2469-5653

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Review Article, J Pharmacol Biomed Anal Vol: 1 Issue: 2

Anticancer Potential of Plants and Natural Products: A Review

Rahul Dev Lawania1* and Anurag Mishra2
1College of Pharmacy, Gwalior Road, Jakhoda, Agra- 282001, India
2Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Babu Banarasi Das University, Faizabad Road, Lucknow- 227105, India
Corresponding author : Rahul Dev Lawania
Department of Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy, Rohata Ki Nahar, Gwalior Road, Agra-282001UP, India
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Received: December 28, 2012 Accepted: June 14, 2013 Published: June 20, 2013
Citation: Lawania RD, Mishra A (2013) Anticancer Potential of Plants and Natural Products: A Review. J Pharmacol Biomed Anal 1:2. doi:10.4172/2327-4638.1000103


Anticancer Potential of Plants and Natural Products: A Review

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and globally the numbers of cases of cancer are increasing gradually. There are several medicines available in the market to treat the various types of cancer but no drug is found to be fully effective and safe. The major problem in the cancer chemotherapy is the toxicity of the established drugs. However plants and plant derived products have proved effective and safe in the treatment and management of cancers. These days most of the research work on cancer drugs is targeted on plants and plants derived natural products. Many natural products and their analogues have been identified as potent anti-cancer agents and day by day the anti-cancer property of various plants is being identified. Here an attempt is being made through this review to highlights the natural products and their analogues established as anti-cancer agents and the new plant species identified with anti-cancer properties either in vivo or in vitro.

Keywords: Cancer; Cells; Natural products; Plants; Carcinoma

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