Phytochemicals in Therapy of Radiation Induced Damage and Cancer
Pp. 105-124 (20)
Pankaj Taneja, Mehak Gulzar, Neetu Kumra Taneja, BS Dwarakanath and RP Tripathi
Radiation has been implicated in causing deleterious effect including cancer.
Radiation exposure cause mutations, damage to the hematopoietic, gastrointestinal or
central nervous systems which are critical causing adverse health effects. Hence, there
is an urgent need to prevent such effects. A majority of phytochemicals have potential
chemopreventive efficacy with relative less toxicity. Specifically, the utilization of
these natural plants as modifiers of the radiation reaction is accepting extensive
considerable attention. In this current review, we summarize the antimutagenic and
anticancer effects of some selected natural phytochemicals including Amaranthus,
Bael, Angelica, Rhamnoides, Haloil, Ginseng, Moringa, Biophytum etc against
radiation induced damage.
Cancer, Phytochemicals, Radiation damage, Therapy.
Department of Biotechnology, School of Engineering and Technology, Sharda University, Knowledge Park-III, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.