Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3835


Certain medicinal plants have anticancer potential

Nema R.* and Garg H. K.
Department of Zoology and Biotechnology, Chandra Shekhar Azad Government, P. G. College, Sehore – 466 001 (M.P.), India.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 22 November 2011
  •  Published: 31 December 2011


Ayurveda is the oldest existing complete medical system in the world. Its origins go back nearly 5000 years. This review make known on some Medicinal plants have therapeutic potential due to the presence of natural antioxidants functioning as reducing agents, free radical scavengers and quenchers of singlet oxygen. Majority of their antioxidant activity is due to bioactive compounds namely, flavones, isoflavones, flavonoids, anthocyanins, coumarins, lignans, catechins and isocatechins.


Key words: Few anticancer medicinal plants.