Editors: Motamarri Venkata Naga Lalitha Chaitanya, Galvina Pereira, Heyam Saad Ali

Alternative Remedies and Natural Products for Cancer Therapy: An Integrative Approach

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ISBN: 978-981-5124-70-5 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5124-69-9 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151246991230101


This book provides a holistic view of natural products and remedies that have been used to treat cancer. The editors aim to educate readers about the importance of the translational role of natural products in cancer treatment by compiling 14 chapters. The book emphasizes an integrative approach to the topic by blending traditional knowledge that supports alternative therapies with the science of phytochemicals and drug discovery technologies as a means to manage the disease.

Key topics include alternative therapies (such as aromatherapy and immune boosting herbal medications), cytotoxic and anti-cancer phytochemicals, drug delivery and discovery technologies (including high-throughput screening) and some drug targets of interest for cancer treatment (such as topoisomerases and caspases). Readers will be able to learn about natural sources of ant-cancer compounds, and the methods used by research and development experts in pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries to isolate and formulate these compounds.

This book will be a handy resource for a wide range of readers. This includes researchers, traditional medical practitioners, PG students, Ph.D. scholars and general readers to understand the role of natural products in cancer treatment.

Key Features:

⚬   Explains the importance of alternative therapies in the management of cancer.

⚬   Emphasizes the ethnopharmacological approaches to cancer.

⚬   Explores natural anticancer drug libraries.

⚬   Discusses the role of modern cancer targets and the importance of in-silico tools in anticancer drug discovery.

⚬   Addresses modern drug discovery tools and drug delivery technologies concerning their applications in cancer treatment.

⚬   Includes references for further reading.


Researchers in pharmacology and natural product chemistry; clinicians in oncology and chemotherapy. General readers interested in anti-cancer medicine.


Cancer is the second leading cause of mortality worldwide. Integrative therapies and botanicals are sought for their ability to exhibit anti-carcinogenic activity via interfering with the onset and progression of cancer at various stages such as cellular proliferation, differentiation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and metastasis. Nature offers a vast untapped repository of biomolecules possessing structural diversity that could be mined for their potential application in cancer therapy. Integrative medicine is now acknowledged worldwide, and efforts are going on to understand these systems through the lenses of modern science. The authors of the book “Alternative Remedies and Natural products for Cancer: An Integrative Approach” have brought an excellent compilation of recent findings in this domain and present an elaborate discussion on the mechanisms, efficacy, and utility of complementary systems approach to alleviation, mitigation and techniques for addressing varied types of cancers. Through this book, the authors emphasize, educate and appreciate the importance of the translational role of botanical and integrative approaches such as acupuncture, yoga, alternative therapies, the role of phytochemicals, dietary supplements, etc. This book provides a holistic view of all the translational approaches and botanicals used in cancer treatment and acquaints us with modern techniques in anticancer drug discovery from a botanical perspective which will be very useful especially to researchers, medical practioners, P.G. students, PhD scholars and society including the common man in order to understand the reality of translational approaches in addressing cancer, its treatment and prevention

Monica Gulati
School of Pharmacy
Lovely Professional University
Phagwara, 144402
Punjab, India