Potent antitumor activity of Rubia cordifolia

Parag R. Patel, Bhuvan P. Raval, Hamsraj A. Karanth, Vishal R. Patel

Abstract


Cancer is a leading cause of death. Rubia cordifolia is a traditional ayurvedic medicine being used as a remedy for various ailments. Dichloromethane fraction of Rubia cordifolia extract exhibited potent inhibition of human leukaemia cell line and human histolytic lymphoma cell line while was found to be lesser active against normal human kidney cells displaying safety for normal cells. Rubia cordifolia can be a source of potent pharmacophore for treatment of disease like cancer.

Keywords: Rubia cordifolia; Cell line; Anticancer


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