Throughout the ages, compounds collected and/or isolated from natural sources have been
the basic source of medicinal agents against a variety of diseases. The data generated from the extensive
experimentation conducted in research labs from all over the world has diversity and complexity,
and the challenging task for database creators is to store, represent, and exchange this data. The natural
product database is required to be easily accessible for supporting drug discovery efforts. A possible
solution for this is provided by chemical databases based on bio- and chem-informatic approaches.
Some of the anti-cancer natural product databases, along with the tools required for creating and accessing
the information, are discussed here.