Apresento outro excelente artigo de revisão científica, com foco na fitoquímica das plantas medicinais e alimentos, com provas irrefutáveis de suas eficientes ações na prevenção e cura do câncer.
Plantas como aipo, salsa, camomila, moringa, cúrcuma, uva, brócolis, couve flor, chá verde, maçã, gengibre e outros são profundamente analisados quanto ao seu princípio fitoquímico e qual ou quais ações exercem no nível molecular e cromossômico, atuando sobre o câncer. Se associarmos esses conhecimentos à doutrina alimentar e de uso das plantas medicinais do Ayurveda (Ahara Vignana e Dravya Guna Vignana) teremos maravilhosas ferramentas preventivas e terapêuticas para o manejo da segunda doença que mais mata no mundo.
Plants Against Cancer: A Review on Natural Phytochemicals in
Preventing and Treating Cancers and Their Druggability
Hu Wanga, Tin Oo Khorb, Limin Shub, Zhengyuen Sub, Francisco Fuentesb, Jong-Hun Leeb,and Ah-Ng Tony Kong*,a,b
a Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Department of Pharmaceutics, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854
b Center for Cancer Prevention Research, Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, Rutgers, The State
University of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Cancer remains to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States and around the world. The advent of modern drug-targeted therapies has undeniably improved cancer patients’ cares. However, advanced metastasized cancer remains untreatable. Hence, continued searching for a safer and more effective chemoprevention and treatment is clearly needed for the improvement of the efficiency and to lower the treatment cost for cancer care. Cancer chemoprevention with natural phytochemical compounds is an emerging strategy to prevent, impede, delay, or cure cancer. This review summarizes the latest research in cancer chemoprevention and treatment using the bioactive components from natural plants. Relevant molecular mechanisms involved in the pharmacological effects of these phytochemicals are discussed. Pharmaceutical developmental challenges and opportunities in bringing the phytochemicals into the market are also explored. The authors wish to expand this research area not only for their scientific soundness, but also for their