Cytotoxic and anti-cancer activity of the Cistus species of herbal plants
Stępień, Agnieszka Ewa
Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Rzeszowskiego
Aim. The aim of this paper is to provide an overview of the cytotoxic and anti-cancer properties of the major species of the genus Cistus. Materials and methods. Thirty four papers that discuss the medicinal history and current research of Cistus species as phytotherapeutics were used for this discussion. Literature analysis.The growing popularity of the Cistus species of herbs is mainly due to its anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antifungal and antioxidant properties. The results of in vitro studies indicate that the presence of pear extract significantly affects leukemia, leukemia, breast, colon, ovarian, pancreatic, and melanoma carcinomas. The significant growth inhibition of these cells, underlines its valuable anti-tumor properties and allows for the possibility of use as a therapeutic aid.
anti-tumor activity , Cistus species , cytotoxic activity , phytotherapeutics
European Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine T. 15, z. 2 (2017), s. 165–168