Cancer is characterized as the second leading cause of death worldwide despite
several therapies. In this regard, numerous researchers around the world are working on
synthetic and natural products for the discovery of novel effective anticancer agents. Plants
have been used in the treatment of various diseases and they have also shown tremendous
potential in the treatment of cancer. This mini review has focused on the plant-based alkaloids,
isolated from various parts of plants. These anticancer compounds have been found
to be active against various types of cancer cells. Further research in this area may lead to
better and effective anticancer agents.