Ethnophytotherapies for Treatment of and Prevention against Cancer

  • Chooi, Ong-Hean (Biomedi cai Sciences Section Institute of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science University of Malay)
  • Published : 1999.06.01


This paper examines various traditional and alternative practices utilised by Malaysians for the treatment of and prevention against cancer. A list of plants used for treating cancer is given. Care for cancer patients includes food reputed to be good in promoting recovery and preventing recurrence as well as food taboos - various food to be avoided in the belief that these types of food can induce development or recurrence of cancer.