Natural compounds, such as paclitaxel and camptothecin, have great effects on the treatment
of tumors. Such natural chemicals often achieve anti-tumor effects through a variety of mechanisms.
Therefore, it is of great significance to conduct further studies on the anticancer mechanism of natural
anticancer agents to lay a solid foundation for the development of new drugs. Myricetin, originally isolated
from Myrica nagi, is a natural pigment of flavonoids that can inhibit the growth of cancer cells
(such as liver cancer, rectal cancer, skin cancer and lung cancer, etc.). It can regulate many intracellular
activities (such as anti-inflammatory and blood lipids regulation) and can even be bacteriostatic. The
purpose of this paper is to outline the molecular pathways of the anticancer effects of myricetin, including
the effect on cancer cell death, proliferation, angiogenesis, metastasis and cell signaling pathway.