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A Review of Medicinal Plants Effective in the Treatment or Apoptosis of Cancer Cells

Niloufar karami , Ameneh Javid, Bibi Fatemeh Haghirosadat

Niloufar karami
Department of Biology University of Science and Art, Yazd, Iran.. Email:

Ameneh Javid
Department of Biology, University of Science and Arts, Yazd, Iran.

Bibi Fatemeh Haghirosadat
Faculty of Science and Technology, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
Online First: March 29, 2017 | Cite this Article
karami, N., Javid, A., Haghirosadat, B. 2017. A Review of Medicinal Plants Effective in the Treatment or Apoptosis of Cancer Cells. The Cancer Press 3(1): 22-26. DOI:10.15562/tcp.41

Medicinal herbs in various fields of medicine, industry, food and agriculture applications. In the field of medicine and therapy for the treatment of cancer researchers hope many medicinal plants. Plants, herbs, and ethnobotanicals have been used since the early days of humankind and are still used throughout the world for health promotion and treatment of disease. Plants and natural sources form the basis of today’s modern medicine and contribute largely to the commercial drug preparations manufactured today. About 25% of drugs prescribed worldwide are derived from plants. Still, herbs, rather than drugs, are often used in health care. For some, herbal medicine is their preferred method of treatment. Today, natural antioxidants are the focus of considerable attention and efforts are ongoing for the replacement of synthetic ones. In addition, these natural antioxidants can be formulated as functional foods and can help prevent oxidative damage from occurring in the body. Due to the side effects of drugs and chemicals in countries around the world, including developed countries are thinking about changing pattern of drug use of chemical plant. Some active drug substances which are very important in the pharmaceutical industry, is impossible to artificially produce only natural as Astkhrajand plants. Although synthetic medicines to improve patients more quickly and has an adverse effect on the human body Mshkhsand but most of them can have side effects. In this study, we report and review of some medicinal plants effective in the treatment of cancer or other diseases discussed.


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