Medicinal Plants from Democratic Republic of the Congo as Sources of Anticancer Drugs
Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua, Damien S. Tshibangu, Pius T. Mpiana, Virima Mudogo, Dorothée D. Tshilanda, Colette Masengo Ashande, Selvaraj Divakar, Muthiah Ramanathan, Govindarajan Syamala
Corresponding Author : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua
Faculty of Science, University of Kinshasa, P.O. Box 190 Kinshasa XI, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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Received : 2017-12-02 Accepted : 2018-02-14 Published : 2018-02-14
Abstract : According to the WHO, more than 80% of the population in Africa resort to the traditional medicine for their health care. In the present study, a survey was carried out among traditional practitioners and the most cited plant species was submitted to anticancer experiments in vitro. The results revealed that Gardenia ternifolia contains secondary metabolites with anticancer activity and is selective towards breast (MCF-7) cancerous cell lines.
Keywords : Evidence based Medicine, indigenous knowledge, botanical Medicine, cancer, DR Congo.
Citation : Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua et al(2018), Medicinal Plants from Democratic Republic of the Congo as Sources of Anticancer Drugs. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V6I1.01. DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.1162973
Copyright : © 2018 Koto-te-Nyiwa Ngbolua. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Journal of Advanced Botany and Zoology
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