Jasmine Kaur, Abhishek Konar, Reshmi Chatterjee and Sunita Singh
All cultures throughout history have used herbal medicine as a form of healthcare. From ancient medicinal plant have been use various source of medicine. Medicinal plants accumulate various secondary metabolites like saponin, alkaloids, terpenes, sterols, flavonoids, glycosides, cyanogenics, tannins, lactones, quinines, resins, phlobatannins, volatile oils. Oldenlandia diffusa Roxb. Most of the important plant for the treatment of Cancer, snake bites, ulcers, various skin disease. Oldenlandia diffusa Roxb. (OD) in English is called White Diamond Flower and in West Bengal’s locally it is known as Khet Papra, in Bengali. Breast cancer is the most frequent tumor and a major cause of death among women and lung cancer major cause of death among human beings. OD is a well-known medicinal plant used to prevent and treat many disorders, especially cancers. The main objective of this review is to give an overview of anticancerous properties of OD and provide information for further research.
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