Anticancer Activity of Some Natural Herbs
Herbs have been the highly esteemed source of medicine throughout human history. They are widely used today indicating that herbs are a growing part of modern, high-tech medicine. About 25-30 percent of today's prescription drugs contain chemical moieties derived from plants. Herbs are now part of nutrition supplements at nonprescription counters and their self-prescription has increased at large scale in hope of diseases prevention. India is the largest producer of medicinal plants. The medicinal plants having natural therapeutic values against various diseases also provide high quality of food and raw materials for livelihood. The naturally occurring plants and their products having the certain medicinally active constituents those constituents produce the desire effects, but we don’t know all of them. Few only known from them and produce effective results against various diseases like cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, alzheimer disease, cataracts, and age-related functional decline. But in this we concentrate on the anticancer properties of the plants and gathered information of a few herbs. Plant products with food value to keep energy balance in the body and promise substantial therapeutic value in several diseases. Many researches still going on for leading killer disease cancer that fruits and vegetables by eating in raw stage will reduce the risk of cancer. Considerable works have been done on these plants to treat cancer, and some plant products have been marketed as anticancer drugs, based on the traditional uses and scientific reports.