Cancer is the second leading cause of death globally. Medicinal Plants and Cancer Chemoprevention provides information on the use of various herbal plants used as anticancer agents. It discusses the traditional system of medicine and focuses on plant-derived compounds for cancer therapy with integrated approaches. Chapters present information on various medicinal plants that covers background and history, ethnomedical considerations, morphology, phytochemistry, and pharmacological properties. The book presents a scientific investigation on medicinal plants in managing cancer, reported mechanisms of action as anticancer activity, as well as covering the toxicological aspects of certain plants.
- Details information on plant-derived compounds for cancer therapy
- Features information on methods of extraction and isolation of various phytoconstituents responsible for anticancer activity
- Discusses herbal formulations and alternative approaches used for the management and treatment of cancer
- Demonstrates the importance of alternative approaches including yoga, acupuncture, and dietary supplements to be effective in the management of cancer
This book is helpful to botanists, researchers and practitioners in alternative and complementary medicine, and the herbal medicine research community.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Cancer
Chapter 2 Traditional System of Medicines: Plant-derived Compounds for Cancer Therapy
Chapter 3 Medicinal Plants Having Anti-cancer Activity
Chapter 4 Method of Extraction/Isolation of the Phytoconstituents Responsible for Anti-cancer Activity
Chapter 5 Herbal Formulations Used for Treatment/Management of Cancer
Chapter 6 Alternative Approaches for Treatment of Cancer