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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 10, Issue 3 (2021)

Medicinal plants with anticancer effects available in Bangladesh: A review

Author(s):

Md Rashedur Rahman, Shammi Binte Bashar, Rakibul Hasan Rifat, Md. Shah Poran, Md. Ashikur Rahman, Fargana Islam and Bidhan Chandro Saha

Abstract:
Cancer is one of the most death causing diseases and the number of cases rising around the world. So, there is a developing demand to get a durable cure to treat this awful disease. Currently, conventional techniques such as chemotherapy are not suitable for their destructive post-treatment outcomes and sometimes it is not a budget-friendly option to every person. Various medicinal plant acquired metabolites have become the core of interest due to their fewer side effects and variable application in averting cancer. Bangladesh is an agricultural country, and a remarkable variety of medicinal plants is available here with significant anticancer properties. Numerous natural products and their analogs have been recognized as potent anticancer agents. This review has been plotted to explore diverse medicinal plants of Bangladesh with anticancer activity and their effectual compounds to treat cancer. Based on the results of the various articles indexed in Google Scholar, PubMed, Scopus etc. a number of plants have been reported to be used in the treatment and prevention of different kinds of cancer disorders. The plants include Phyllanthus emblica, Terminalia chebula, Withania somnifera, Azadirachta indica, Zingiber officinale, Allium sativum, Cinnamomum verum, Nigella sativa, Catharanthus roseus, Cannabis sativa, Camellia sinensis, Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Solanum lycopersicum etc. Different anticancer metabolites found in these plants has potential to treat different cancer. Phytochemical investigations have scrutinized the therapeutic effects of medicinal plants constructive on numerous cancers and their possible mechanisms of action and clinical effects.

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How to cite this article:
Md Rashedur Rahman, Shammi Binte Bashar, Rakibul Hasan Rifat, Md. Shah Poran, Md. Ashikur Rahman, Fargana Islam and Bidhan Chandro Saha. Medicinal plants with anticancer effects available in Bangladesh: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(3):41-49. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2021.v10.i3a.14062

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