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Int. J. Biosci.17( 6), 442-469, December 2020

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Cancer presently exists as the major pathological state in developed and emergent nations equally which is characterized by the uncontrolled division of cells and is fatal. People prefer anticancer plant products to treat cancer due to the increased mortality related to undetected growth in addition to its toxic reactions to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. In recent years, eastern medicine provided a profitable substitute for allopathic medicine against cancer. There have been considerable researches on plants for treating cancer, and many of the plant products have been sold as anticancer medicine, depending on the conventional uses and experimental reports. The anticancer property of medicinal plants is due to their antioxidant activity which has been described in many reports. Thus, after isolation (by using chromatographic and crystallization techniques) and identification using LCMS spectra, IR, and NMR, many combinations of the active components can be prepared and should be further evaluated for their synergic effects. The development of a systemized dose and dosage procedure may perform an exceptional role in the cure of tumors. The rate at which cancer develops is a necessary and effective endeavor for the good health of human beings. Further investigations are required to analyze the mechanisms of anti-malignant action of active compounds from new plants and the use of standard herbal remedies.


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A Review- Anti-Cancer Compounds from Medicinal Plants: Isolation, Identification, and Characterization

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