Alcoholic Extract ofShowsAntioxidant and Anticancer Activity without Exhibiting Toxicological Effects.
Oxid Med Cell Longev. 2017 ;2017:9094641. Epub 2017 Jan 31. PMID: 28250894
Navneet Kumar Yadav
As per WHO estimates, 80% of people around the world use medicinal plants for the cure and prevention of various diseases including cancer owing to their easy availability and cost effectiveness.has long been used in Ayurveda to treat liver diseases, eye ailments, and hair related disorders. The promising medicinal value ofprompted us to study the antioxidant, nontoxic, and anticancer potential of its alcoholic extract. In the current study, we evaluated thecytotoxic and antioxidant effect of the alcoholic extract of(AEEA) in multiple cancer cell lines along with control. We have also evaluated its effect on differenttoxicity parameters. Here, we found that AEEA was found to be most active in most of the cancer cell lines but it significantly induced apoptosis in human breast cancer cell lines by disrupting mitochondrial membrane potential and DNA damage. Moreover, AEEA treatment inhibited migration in both MCF 7 and MDA-MB-231 cells in a dose dependent manner. Further, AEEA possesses robustantioxidant activity along with high total phenolic and flavonoid contents. In summary, our results indicate thathas enormous potential in complementary and alternative medicine for the treatment of cancer.