KAYAKALPA HERBS-THE SIDDHA NUTRACEUTICAL FOR THE PREVENTION OF CANCER

Vithyavani, Anandan, Srimathijee, Neelavathy, Ayyasamy
unpublished
Siddha system is the most ancient medical system originated from the southern India, which is enriched with flora, fauna and mineral resources. Kayakalpa a special branch of this medical system is a science of rejuvenation, longevity, and spiritual well being. The process of carcinogenicity is a major challenge to researchers in recent years. India has high incidence rates of oral Cancer and also cancers of pharynx and cervix. Since lifestyle factors and dietary habits are responsible for this
more » ... sponsible for this disease, it is essential to focus on natural antioxidants which play a vital role in preventing free radical formation and thus preventing cancers. The present study provides a literature review of kayakalpa herbs of Siddha and recent researches on their anti cancer potential. The objective of this study is to create awareness of prevention of cancer through Siddha intervention such as kayakalpa herbs and to explore the richness of Kayakalpa and develop nutraceuticals from these drugs which could be used in preventing the killer disease cancer.
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