Journal of Pure and Applied MicrobiologyVol. 2 No. 2

Anti-Carcinogenic Activity of Multi Herbal Powder. An Indigenous Herbal Preparation

A. Pancha Muthu* and R. Gopal

*Research Scholar, Cancer Research Laboratory, Centre For Advanced Research in Zoology, Yadava College (Autonomous), Madurai – 625 014, India,

Received on 26 June 2008 and accepted on 14 August 2008



Cancer chemopreventive potential of multi-herbal formulation was studied on induced fibro sarcoma development in swiss albino mice. Oral administration of multi herbal powder was found to reduce the tumour weight in induced mice and increased their life span when compared with the induced untreated animals. Also enzymes such as g-glutamyl transpeptidase, Glutathione-s-transferase, Lipid peroxidase, Glutamate pyruvate transaminase and Alkaline phosphatase levels were decreased from the induced with treated animals when compared with induced untreated animals. The results revealed that the multi herbal powder can be recommended as a herbal health and as anti-cancer agent.

Keywords : Anti – Carcinogenic, -glutamyl transpeptidase, Glutathione-s-transferase, Lipid peroxidase