Withania somnifera: A New Ray of Hope for Cancer

Cancer is a hyperproliferative ailment defined by aberrant container growth that invades and devastates surrounding tissues. Many cancers are inherited, while remainder of something are caused by within and external environmental determinants. Cancer treatment alternatives include surgery, dissemination, chemotherapy, and targeted remedy. Despite significant advances in drug finding, research to understand the complex biology of malignancy with new cure is still ongoing. Plants with curative characteristics have existed used by traditional healing systems throughout the planet for millennia, bestowing modern researchers a chance to judge their effectiveness against afflictions like cancer. Withania Somnifera (WS), commonly famous as Indian Winter Cherry and Indian Ginseng, is a famous ayurvedic plant secondhand as a traditional therapy for many cancers. According to the judgments of studies on WS and its chemical elements such as Withaferin A (WA), Withanolie D (WithaD), and so forth, it is effective in the prevention and situation of various types of tumor such as colon, blood, body part, skin, breast, renal, fibrosarcoma, prostate, pancreatic, renal, diseased melanoma, osteosarcoma by preventing proliferation and progress of cancer cells, change in hematological and biochemical parameters, timbre of cell cycle stones etc. Withania somnifera can be secondhand alone or in conjunction with artificial medications. The finding of new natural anticancer compounds is critical for tumor prevention and treatment. To specify complementary and alternative healing, multicentric long-term clinical research concede possibility be conducted. This review considers the use of WS as a potential immunomodulatory, anticancer, and chemopreventive drug and emphasises the possibility of its use in the treatment of malignancy.

Author(s) Details:

Darshana R. Shah,
Oral Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Sangeeta J. Palaskar,
Oral Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Rajesh M. Shah,
Swasthavritta, Smt KC Ajmera Ayurved Mahavidyalya, Dhule, Maharashtra, India.

Rasika B. Pawar,
Oral Pathology, Sinhgad Dental College and Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Please see the link here: https://stm.bookpi.org/NAMMS-V4/article/view/10714

Keywords: Ashwagandha, Withania somnifera, oral cancer, ayurvedic herb

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