Swiss Albino mice inoculated with Ehrlich ascites carcinoma cells were treated
with the extract of some medicinal plants include Citrullus colocynthis,
Withania somnifera, Bambusa arundinacea, Mesua ferrea,
Acorus calamus, Myrica nagi, Calotropis procera, Catharanthus
roseus, Ficus racemosa and also with clinically highly effective
drug bleomycin. Among the medicinal plants Bambusa arundinacea showed
highest cell growth inhibition 81.9%. The tumor cell growth inhibition were
found to be decreased as bleomycin>Bambusa arundinacea (ethylacetate
extract)>Citrullus colocynthis>Ficus racemosa (methanol extract)>Withania
somnifera>Mesua ferrea> Catharanthus roseus (methanol extract).
Acorus calamus and Calotropis procera did not show any inhibition.