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Ayurveda as an Adjuvant Medication for Combating Cancer: A Review

Sumeet Goel1*, Nisha Ojha1 and Satyendra Kumar Tiwari2
1Department of Kaumarbhritya (Pediatrics Ay.), National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
2Department of Panchakarma, Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Ayurvedic College & Hospital, Renwal, Jaipur, India
Corresponding Author : Dr. Sumeet Goel
MD scholar, P.G Department of Kaumarbhritya (Pediatrics Ay.)
National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India
Tel: 09509031834
E-mail: [email protected]
Received April 08, 2015; Accepted May 21, 2015; Published June 06, 2015
Citation: Goel S, Ojha N, Tiwari SK (2015) Ayurveda as an Adjuvant Medication for Combating Cancer: A Review. J Homeop Ayurv Med 4:178. doi:10.4172/2167-1206.1000178
Copyright: © 2015 Goel S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Cancer is one of the most dreaded diseases of the 20th century and spreading further with continuance and increasing incidence in 21st century. At present Chemoprevention and Radiotherapy is main stay of management. But these can produce toxic side effects, which have limited their extensive use. Ayurveda drugs available in different part of the world have been extensively studied for their anti-cancer activity. Ayurveda also have provided with many such drugs which can be proved to be a good anti-cancer substitute to conventional treatment or also provide benefit as an adjuvant therapy. Researches on many such Ayurvedic plants available in India like Azadirachta indica, Carica papaya, Plumbago zeylanica, Ocimum sanctum, Tinospora cordifolia, Catharanthus roseus are reviewed, and found to be effective as anti-cancer in many types of cancers and adjuvant therapy along with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There is a broad scope to derive the potent anticancer agents from medicinal plants, which need thorough research. Present review reveals the anticancer potential of various Ayurveda drugs so that the findings can be applied in the benefit of cancer patient.