Potent antitumor activity of Rubia cordifolia


  • Parag R. Patel Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Limda, Vadodara, India.
  • Bhuvan P. Raval K. J. College of Pharmacy,Vadasma-382708, North Gujarat, India.
  • Hamsraj A. Karanth Parul Institute of Pharmacy, Limda, Vadodara, India.
  • Vishal R. Patel Baroda college of Pharmacy, Limda, Vadodara, India.


Rubia cordifolia, Cell line, Anticancer


Background: Cancer is a leading cause of death. Rubia cordifolia is a traditional ayurvedic medicine being used as a remedy for various ailments. Results: Dichloromethane fraction of Rubia cordifolia extract exhibited potent inhibition of human leukaemia cell line and human histolytic lymphoma cell line while was found to be lesser active against normal human kidney cells displaying safety for normal cells. Conclusion: Rubia cordifolia can be a source of potent pharmacophore for treatment of disease like cancer.


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How to Cite

Parag R. Patel, Bhuvan P. Raval, Hamsraj A. Karanth, Vishal R. Patel. Potent antitumor activity of Rubia cordifolia. ijp [Internet]. 2022 Feb. 9 [cited 2024 Jun. 16];2(1):44-6. Available from: https://ijp.arjournals.org/index.php/ijp/article/view/16



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