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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 20  |  Page : 425-429

In-vitro anticancer activity of standard extracts used in ayurveda

1 Central Council For Research in Ayurveda & Siddha, Dept. of Ayush, Ministry of Health & F.W., Janakpuri, New Delhi-58, India
2 ACTREC, TMC Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

Correspondence Address:
S N Gaidhani
Central Council for Research in Ayurveda & Siddha, Dept. of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Janakpuri, New delhi-58
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The hydro-alcoholic extracts of five Ayurvedic medicinal plants, pericarp of Terminalia chebula, rhizome of Acorus calamus, stem bark of Bauhinia variegate, whole plant of Phyllanthus amarus, root of Glycyrrhiza glabra were evaluated for their antiproliferative activity on fourteen cancer cell lines. These plant extracts were tested by sulforhodamine-B (SRB) assay for its anti proliferative activity and four extracts except Glycyrrhiza glabra were found active against prostrate cancer cell line (DU145. In addition to this Terminalia chebula exhibited activity against leukemia cancer cell line (K562).

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