A Review on Anticancer Efficacy of some Folklore Medicinal Plants used in Tamilnadu

Dr A.Panneerselvam

Abstract


Aim of this present review paper is to provide a report on anticancer medicinal plants against cancer. Folklore medicinal plants have been used for centuries, and numerous cultures still rely on indigenous plants for their primary health care needs. Ethnomedicinal plants, vegetables, fruits and herbs used in the folk and traditional medicine are currently considered as one of the main sources of cancer chemoprevention drug discovery and development. Over 60% of the clinically used anticancer drugs are of natural origin and most of them are derived from higher plants. This information is very important for pharmaceutical companies could formulate anticancer drug.


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