Natural cures for breast cancer treatment

Muhammad Aqeel Ashraf, and Maliha Sarfraz, and Munazza Shareef, (2016) Natural cures for breast cancer treatment. Saudi Pharmaceutical Journal, 24 (3). pp. 233-240. ISSN 1319-0164


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For centuries, herbs and plants have been used for medicinal purposes and as food as well. This review concerns about different types of plants that retain the immune stimulating and anti-tumor properties. Large variety of active phytochemicals such as carotenoids, flavonoids, ligands, polyphenolics, terpenoids, sulfides, lignans and plant sterols has been identified in different types of herbs. These phytochemicals have different mechanisms of action. They either stimulate the protective enzyme like glutathione transferase or prevent the cell proliferation. This review has centered on the biochemical properties of Allium sativum, Echinacea, Curcuma longa, Arctium lappa, Camellia sinensis, Panax ginseng and Flax seed. Extracts and juices of Withania somnifera, Amoora rohituka, Dysoxylum binectariferum and Vaccinium macrocarpon, respectively also used as anti-breast cancer. The volatile oils and extracts of these herbs and plants inhibit the synthesis of mevalonate that lessen the tumor growth and cholesterol synthesis.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Herbal medicines, Anti-tumor, Anti-oxidant, Immune-suppressive, Flavonoids, Cancer, Phytochemicals
Subjects: R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Science and Natural Resources
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2016 06:19
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2017 04:47

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