Anticancer Herbs for Improving the Quality of Life


  • Darakhshan Qaiser Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India)
  • Anurag Srivastava Department of Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (India)
  • Afshan Qaiser Clinical Research Unit, Department of Pharmacology, Gandhi Medical College, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (India)



In the world, there are many systems of traditional medicine. Cancer is the major public health burden both in developing and developed countries. Around 50% of existing medicines for cancer treatment have plants origin. Anticancer property of some plant extracts proven to be significantly effective in the treatment of cancer. Many herbs like sadabahar, turmeric, Kalonji, cannabis, garlic, flaxseed contain active components which may be effective in prevention and treatment of many cancers. The present review focuses on the evidence of health benefit of various herbs though recent human and animal studies.


Anticancer, Herbs, Anti-angiogenic, Immunity, anti mitotic, quality of life


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D. Qaiser, A. Srivastava, and A. Qaiser, “Anticancer Herbs for Improving the Quality of Life”, Int. Ann. Sci., vol. 5, no. 1, pp. 1-11, May 2018.