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Opportunities for the discovery of anticancer drugs from traditional herbal medicines in Africa: A Review

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Misheck Mudyiwa , Manju Sharma , Samarendra Kumar Ray , Mazuru Gundidza , Collen Masimirembwa
ยป doi: 10.33472/AFJBS.4.4.2022.1-14


Africa is very rich in plant biodiversity which, if fully explored may bring useful drug substances on the world market. Some of the plants have been used by traditional medical practitioners as medicines for curing various ailments and medical conditions. Such knowledge has been conserved within families and has been passed on orally from generation to generation. One major challenge to accessing conventional treatment for cancers in Africa is the cost of treatment hence most cancer patients in Africa use Traditional Medicines (TMs) for primary health care.

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