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In recent era maximum human population is severely affected globally by cancer disease due to which constant demand for new therapies are required to treat and prevent this deadly disease. Today attention is drawn towards naturally occurring compounds by researchers and scientists that can show less toxic effects than the allopathic treatments such as chemotherapy. In cancer, an irregular proliferation of cells takes place which can attack and demolish the normal cells resulting in an imbalance to human body. The plant derived chemotherapeutic agents are found to be effective to cure the disease in spite of several synthetic agents which can be toxic and thus the studies are going on to explore the natural compounds effective against such ailments. Therefore in this mini review an attempt is made to appraise some medicinal plants having anti-cancerous properties. All the plants reviewed here show potential and are good candidates for advanced studies because of their anticancer activity.
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