Abiha Ahmad khan,1* Wajeeha Begum,2 Mariyam Roqaiya,1 Sana Fatima Majeedi1
1PG Scholar Dept. of Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan, NIUM, Bengaluru.
2Reader and Hod, Dept. of Ilmul Qabalat wa Amraze Niswan, NIUM, Bangalore.
*Abiha Ahmad Khan
Pg scholar OBG Department.
Breast cancer is an increasing public health problem. In India breast cancer is the 2nd most common cancer after cancer cervix. Obesity and a sedentary lifestyle are two modifiable risk factors. Advances have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, but the introduction of methods to predict women at elevated risk and prevent the disease has been less successful. Plants have a long history of use in the treatment of cancer. In the recent years, a number of herbs have been found to possess anti-cancer potential. In the Unani system of medicine, breast cancer is described as warme sulabe pistan or sartane pistan. Unani physicians have mentioned in the texts that the warme sulab usually develops in the az’ae ratba. Various herbal formulations in Unani system of medicine have been used for the prevention. A number of herbal drugs such as rehan, mulaithi, methi, alsi etc are being researched and reviewed for their anti-cancerous properties. This review expands the concept of warme sulabe pistan in Unani system of medicine and anticancer effects and related mechanisms of some common natural herbs in the prevention of breast cancer. Details will be presented in full length paper along with scientific research.
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