Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines



Hygeia J. D. MedVol.3 (1) April 2011- September 2011, 1-10

Type of Article: Research review

M. Dhanamani, * S. Lakshmi Devi,  S.Kannan


1.Sri Ramakrishna College of pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Coimbatore, Tamil nadu, India. – 641 044

  2.Department of Pharmacognosy, Smt.Sarojini Ramulamma College of Pharmacy,Sheshadrinagar, Andrapradesh,India. – 509 001.


 Article history: Received: 17August, 2010, revised: 14 November, 2010, accepted: 03 December, 2010, Available online: 14 April 2011


 A huge reservoir of bioactive compounds exists in many species of plantsof Earth, only a small percentage of which have been examined and continued tobe an important source of anticancer agents. Worldwide effects are ongoing to identify new anticancer compounds fromplants. With the current decline in the number of new molecular entities fromthe pharmaceutical industry, novel anticancer agents are being sought fromtraditional medicines. This article reveals a detailed review of ethnomedicinally   important plants in cancer from Indian medicinal plantswhich will be useful to treat various types of cancer. It will be helpful toexplore the medicinal value of the plants and for the new drug discovery fromthem for the researchers and scientists around the globe.


Key words: Cancer,Medicinal plants, bioactive compounds, Anticancer.

Article Outline

1. Introduction

2. Cancer - Indian /Global  scenario

3.Plant phytochemicals on cancer – an overview

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