Potential of Bidara Leaf as Adjunctive Therapy against Breast Cancer Cell Line: A Review

Ifuling Audrein Yansen, Theresia Indah Budhy, Alexander Patera Nugraha, Florentina Joestandari, Tengku Natasha Eleena Binti Tengku Ahmad Noor

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Background: Breast cancer or Carcinoma mammae is a malignancy that damage the gland ducts, and breast supporting tissues. Breast cancer is ranked first as a malignancy that often occurs in the world. The majority of women with breast cancer will have many surgeries. Chemotherapy is frequently used in conjunction with surgery. However, the side effects of chemotherapy drugs can damage healthy cells. Bidara leaf are one of the most promising sources of bioactive compounds for the pharmaceutical field in the treatment of breast cancer. Aims: This review article aims to describe the several types of Bidara leaf that contain compounds and anticancer activity that have potential as alternative treatments for breast cancer through narrative review. Review:This review article discusses several types of Bidara leaf and their anticancer activity. Conclusion: From the results of a journal review, it was found that several types of Bidara leaf with breast anticancer activity were Ziziphus spina christi, Zizyphus mauritiana, Ziziphus nummularia, with various activities such as cytotoxicity, antiproliferative, proapoptotic, and proinflammatory on the MCF-7 breast cancer cell line.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5532-5535
Number of pages4
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2023


  • Bidara leaf
  • Cancer
  • Cytotoxic
  • Medicine
  • Non-communicable disease


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