Relationships between Plant Folklore and Antitumor Activity : an Historical Review

@inproceedings{Spjut2005RelationshipsBP,
  title={Relationships between Plant Folklore and Antitumor Activity : an Historical Review},
  author={Richard W. Spjut},
  year={2005}
}
The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) record of plants that have shown significant inhibitory effect in experimental tumor systems (active plants), 1960–1974, was compared with species and genera in references on medicinal folklore, including poisonous plants, to determine whether their percentages of active plants were significantly greater than those screened at random (10.4%). The percent active species in medicinal and/or poisonous references in general were found to be 1.4 to 2.6 times… CONTINUE READING
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