The increasingly popular folk medicine, which is rapidly advancing despite the technological advances, is nowadays the alternative method of medicine called as traditional medicine. These methods, which are used in many diseases such as allergy, weakness, spasm pain, cold, immune system deterioration have been very effective in cancer treatment and prevention of cancer. Some studies have shown that some plants reduce the risk of cancer and others, which shorten the duration of treatment, also reduce the complications that occur during the course of the treatment. This work is being done to compile and present existing information. When studies and articles made in the last 10 years on the subject were examined, 25 of the plants on which most cancer researchers were carried out were determined. Among these plants, photographs of plants which are used extensively among the public are given and their therapeutic effects are compared with each other.
According to the results of the literature research; colon cancer and plant relationship; Rheum ribes,, Linum usitatissimum, Punica granatum, Cornus mas and Vaccinium myrtillus were found to be protective against colon cancer in particular. In addition to colon cancer, the indicated plants were also found to be effective in some other types of cancer. Rheum ribes was effective in stomach and lung cancer, brain tumor; some taxa belonging Ranunculales were effective in lung cancer, liver cancers, leukemia, lymphoma and breast cancer; Linum usitatissimum used for pancreatic and breast cancer; Punica granatum was using for breast cancer; Cornus mas was using for the treatment of lungs, head and neck, liver, breast, prostate, food borne and soft tissue cancers; Vaccinium myrtillus has been found to be protective against cervical and liver cancer.
Colon cancer, folk medicine