Amita Pandey* and Shalini Tripathi
Rameshwaram Institute of Technology and Management, Sitapur Road, Lucknow (U.P.), India
At present times, Herbal remedies occupy an important position for being the paramount sources of drug discovery, irrespective of its categorized groups in which including herbs, Shrubs or trees. Plants have been indispensable in treating diverse form of diseases including cancer. Cancer is not just one disease but many diseases. There are more than 100 different types of cancer the plant based drug discovery resulted mainly in the development of anticancer agents including plants (vincristine, vinblastine, etoposide, paclitaxel, camptothecin, topotecan and irinotecan), marine organisms (citarabine, aplidine and dolastatin 10) and micro-organisms (dactinomycin, bleomycin and doxorubicin).
Key words: Cancer, Herbal remedies, Dietary remedies, Marine remedies, Micro-organism as a source of anti-cancer drugs