Use of Nutraceuticals for Prevention and Treatment of Cancer


Department of Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran, Iran.


Nutraceuticals, mostly phytochemicals derived from dietary or medicinal plants such as soya bean, garlic, ginger, tea as well as propolis, honey and others, may have chemopreventive activities, as already suggested by epidemiologic and animal model studies. Their ability to reduce cancer incidence in these studies is likely related to apoptosis.