Medicinal Plants

Plants with anti-cancer properties

Plants with anti-cancer properties

There are numerous cells in our body and cell divides and multiplies in regular and coordinated fashion. If there is anything which is beyond normality then it can move toward formation of tumor. Cancer usually results when DNA becomes defective. As cancerous cells tend to grow and replicated without check and balance so they often form clump of cells .

Various methods are in use for treatment of cancer such as chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biological therapy and radiotherapy. No doubt, all of these treatments have been improved to much extent through recent researches and advancements in technology but still they can result in many side effects. Most common side effects are disturbance of sleep, fatigue, anxiety, loss of hair, sore mouth, nausea, anxiety, depression and vomiting. So, now in order to avoid these symptoms there is increasing trend of medicinal plants now.

Medicinal plants are playing great role in healthcare and in field of medicine. In this case scent or part of plant is used for therapeutic and medicinal properties. Such products which have their origin from biological plants are known as botanicals, supplements or phytomedicines.
Medicinal Plants with Anti-Caner Properties
Adiantum venusutum

Plant which is very helpful in treatment of cancer is Adiantum venusutum. Large number of compounds are derived from ethanolic and petroleum ether extract of stems and leaves of this plant. These compunds are phytosterols, phytochemicals, flavanoids, terpenoids and saponins. Various anti-cancer assays were performed and it came out that extract of
Adiantum venusutum in ethanol possesses strong anti-cancer activity. It is because it contains significant amount of flavanoids and triterpenoids. It is safe up to 2000mg/kg.

Abelmoschus moschatus

This plants belongs to Malvaceae family and it came out that great antiproliferative activity is present in aqueous and ethanolic extract of seed and leaves of this plant. The enhance antiproliferative activity is due to presence of large amount of flavanoids. It’s antiproliferative activity was demonstrated in two cancer cell lines; retinoblastoma and colorectal adenocarcinoma.



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