Natural Products Effective for Management of Cancer - Review

Arijit Chaudhuri*, Shalini Sharma

Department of Pharmacy, Manav Bharti University, Solan- 173229, Himachal Pradesh, India

Received: 10-Jan-2017 , Accepted: 26-Apr-2017

Keywords: Cancer, Natural products, Malignant tumours 

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Natural Products Effective for Management of Cancer - Review. UKJPB. 2017; 5(2): 38- 44.


Cancer is one of the foremost causes of death and worldwide the numbers of cases of cancer are increasing progressively. Presently numerous medicines existing in the market to treat the various types of cancer but no drug is found to be fully effective and safe. The synthetic drugs are associated with huge adverse effects and patient also vanish immune system. Natural products have been the backbone and proved effective and safe in the treatment and management of cancers. Natural products remain an important source of new drugs, new drug leads and new chemical entities. The plant based drug discovery resulted mainly in the development of anticancer agents including plants, marine organisms and micro-organisms sources. Consequently, natural products are likely to deliver numerous of the chief structures with potent anticancer activity. These novel compounds enhanced anticancer activity by transforming in suitable dosage form. In this review, we emphasized the natural products traditionally used as anti-cancer agents and the new plant species scientifically validated for the anticancer activity.