Medicinal Plants, Effective Plant Compounds (Compositions) and their Effects on Stomach Cancer

Elahe Aleebrahim ‑Dehkordy, Hamid Nasri, Azar Baradaran, Parto Nasri, Mohammad Reza Tamadon, Mahrang Hedaiaty, Sara Beigrezaei, Mahmoud Rafeian‑kopaei


Medicinal plants have special importance around the world. Further, they have been noticed for nutrition and illness treatment such as preparation of anticancer new drugs. Therefore, a wide range of studies have been done on different plants, and their anticancer effects have been investigated. Nowadays, cancer is the most important factor of death rate in the developed and developing countries. Among them, stomach cancer is one of the most common malignancies around the world. At present, it is recognized as the fourth common cancer and the second factor of death rate due to cancer. So far, there has been wide range of effort for cancer treatment; however, in most cases, the response to the treatment has been very weak and often accompanied improper subsidiary effects.
The present problems as a consequence of chemical treatment and radiotherapy and many subsidiary problems created due to their use for patients, and also, the resistance to the current treatment has motivated researchers to apply new medicines with more effect and less toxicity. The secondary metabolisms existent in the plants have an important role in the treatment of several diseases such as cancer. This study was conducted to investigate and collect scientifc results for stomach cancer and to clarify the role of medicinal plants and secondary plant compounds on its treatment.

Keywords: Medicinal, plants, stomach cancer, therapeutics

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