Cinnamon : a high value spice with immense medicinal potential

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Pallavi Dixit


Cinnamon is a tropical plant belonging to the Lauraceae family. It has been used throughout the world not only as a spice but also as a traditional medicine since ancient times- Cinnamon extract contains several essential oils and biologically active compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, cinnamate etc. which are responsible for its distinct aroma and biological activity. Due to its health benefits, cinnamon is used in the treatment of various serious diseases such as heart disease, diabetes,blood pressure, arthritis as well as neurological disorders such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.This review shows the medicinal possibilities of cinnamon and its uses in daily life.

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Dixit P. Cinnamon : a high value spice with immense medicinal potential. ANSDN [Internet]. 31Jul.2022 [cited 29Jan.2023];10(01):. Available from:
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