Abstract Uterus cervix cancer is one of the most common malignant gynecological tumors in women globally. Its standard treatment includes radiotherapy and chemotherapy are considered highly toxic, expensive and exhaustive for patients. Medicinal plants became increasingly a better and a safer alternative therapeutic approach. Rhus coriaria L., Anacardiaceae, is a medicinal plant whose anti-cancer effect has been explored in few cancer types including breast and colorectal cancer. However, its effect on uterus cervix cancer is still unknown. In this study, we showed that non-cytotoxic concentrations of R. coriaria reduces uterus cervix cell migration capacity. We have also found that R. coriaria has a growth inhibitory effect on cervical cancer cells in a time- and a concentration-dependent manner. We have carried out a phytochemical compound analysis of R. coriaria extract using liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry method in order to identify bioactive compounds in R. coriaria extract that could potentially induce its anti-cancer effects. Our results are promising to involve R. coriaria as a therapeutic drug candidate for uterus cervix cancer.