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Modern Applications in Pharmacy & Pharmacology

A Review on Medicinal Plants with Anticancer Activity Available In Bangladesh

  • Open or Close AHM Mahmudur Rahman*

    Department of Pharmaceutical sciences, North South University, Bangladesh

    *Corresponding author: AHM Mahmudur Rahman, Department of Pharmaceutical sciences, Student of North South University, 54/7, North Manikdi, Dhaka-Cantonment, Dhaka-1206, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Submission: January 25, 2018; Published: February 22, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/MAPP.2018.01.000516

ISSN 2637-7756
Volume1 Issue4


Background: Cancer; one of the leading causes of death and a very few medicines are available in the marketplace to treat cancer but no drug is found so far to be fully capable to treat. Generally plants along with plant consequent products have proved more successful and safe in the treatment and administration of cancers.

Methodology: Here an attempt is being made throughout this article to highlight medicinal plants known as anti-cancer agents and the latest plant species branded with anti-cancer properties available in Bangladesh. Here a bibliographic study was carried out by analyzing conventional text books and peer reviewed papers, consulting wide-reaching accepted scientific databases. In this review, the investigation terms were “cancer” in addition to (“herbal medicine Bangladesh” or “plant Bangladesh”, “medicinal plants Bangladesh” or “medicine traditional Bangladesh”) with no limiting search objects. Later it was cross checked whether the plants were available in the country or not from the Bangladeshi online medicinal plants databases.

Outcomes: Anti-cancer properties of different plants are being acknowledged comprehensive. There are a few plants are existing in Bangladesh with such properties and among them; Allium sativum, Achyranthes aspera, Andrographis paniculata, Cannabis sativa, Camellia sinensis, Oroxylum indicum, Terminalia chebula, Withania somnifera, Zingiber officinale and Mangifera indica are most common.

Conclusion: The information collected here will take part in an essential role to develop new drug formulation for cancer treatment and further research should be done on above mentioned plants.

Keywords: Medicinal plants; Anticancer effect; Bangladesh; Pharmacology

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