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IJPRT. 2012; 2(1): 42-46

Natural Products: An Emerging Theraputic Agents For Treatment of Cancer

Prajapati Rajendra, Shah Chainesh, Ajudiya Keyur, Patel Milee, Patel Ayush.


Cancer is being a life threatening disease which can prove to be fatal for an infected patient if proper care or treatment is not taken in early stages. The cases of cancer are increasing day by day with the increase in the number of carcinogen. The natural therapy is required to be adopted to reduce the toxicity to other cells associated with available allopathic treatment. This review article mainly focuses on Natural products having various positive effects on the cancer cells and is very useful in the treatment of various type of the cancer and in the death of various carcinogens. It has been proved that the natural products show the reduction of growth of the cancer cells and other cytotoxic effect. Many of available drugs having the capability to reduce the growth of cancer cells by 90% but having serious side effects to other cells and sometimes it may leads to serious complications. Similarly many natural products have the ability of killing cancerous cells by 90% having minimal or no side effects. The natural products such as beta-glucan, cat’s claw, vitamin C, mushroom extracts and various herbs, etc are useful in the treatment of cancer and cost effective. When the proper combination of such natural products is given it shows more potency to kill or inhibit growth of cancer cells and increase patient compliance by reducing treatment of cost minimal side effects.

Key words: Cancer, Carcinogen, Natural Products, Cytotoxic Effect, Cat’s Claw.

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