Background: There is a long history of traditional medicine for serving the world population. For the
prevention and treatment of cancer, herbal remedies have played a significant role. In this review, we have summarized
medicinal herbs from the entire world, including India, that are used traditionally for various cancer treatment.
Whenever we talk about cancer treatment, medicinal plants always have been on the priority.
Objective: In this article, we have summarized the flora used in earlier times and recently identified for pre-clinical
anticancer treatment. The present paper is a comprehensive review of different literature sources with discussion
being made on the therapeutic value of diverse medicinal herbs in the treatment of various kinds of cancer by using
different in vitro cancer cell lines. Countless anticancer plants have been recognized with the help of innovative
techniques including isolation and structure elucidation that implement their beneficial effect by increasing the immunity
of the body, inducing antioxidant action, endorsing making of shielding enzymes, hindering cancer triggering
enzymes and hormones, and exciting DNA restoration mechanism.
Conclusion: Finally, we have concluded that Argemone mexicana shows maximum anti-cancer activity on various
cancer cell lines in comparison to other medicinal plants.