Ayurveda one of the most ancient medical system still practiced on the Indian subcontinent.
Role of Ayurveda in management of cancer:
-While everyone is looking for definite cure of cancer. Herbs offer great potential to stimulate the healing process and can even destroy cancer cell studies revels that herbs have cytotoxic and anti neoplastics effects.
-The use of vincarosea in treatment of cancer is very well described in Ayurveda .modern medicine has shown that vincristine derived from plant vinca can be used as a standard therapy several cancer similarly paclitaxel for breast and ovarian cancer, isolated from the bark of pacific yew tree and arsenic tri-oxide for acute myclogenous leukemia are being used.
-There are hundreds of herbs (turmeric, manjistha, kanchanara, nimba, saptaparni, tulsi etc) with presumed anti cancer effect.