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Anticancer properties of Malaysian herbs: a review

Wan Ghazali, Wan Afiqah Syahirah and Ab Alim, A’attiyyah and Kannan, Thirumulu Ponnuraj and Mohd Ali, Nor Azah and Abdullah, Nurul Asma and Mokhtar@Makhtar, Khairani Idah (2016) Anticancer properties of Malaysian herbs: a review. Archives of Orofacial Sciences, 11 (2). pp. 19-25. ISSN 1823-8602

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Abstract

Discovery of drugs from medicinal plants continues to provide major leads against various pharmacological targets, particularly in cancer diseases. Hence, there are increasing demands to discover more therapeutic agents from various species of medicinal plants. Chemical compounds in plants are important for human beings due to their therapeutic properties. Goniothalamus umbrosus, Typhonium flagelliforme, Myrmecodia pendens, Strobilanthes crispus and Clinacanthus nutans, are among the herbal species, which are consumed by cancer patients in order to combat against the growth of cancer cells. The present review aims to highlight on the anti-cancer properties of the listed Malaysian herbs.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7172/53163
Uncontrolled Keywords: anticancer, antioxidant, cancer cells, herbs, medicinal compounds, phytochemicals
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Khairani Idah Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2016 15:24
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 15:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/53163

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