A Review of Cinnamon as antioxidant in the amelioration of oxidative stress related disorders

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A Review of Cinnamon as antioxidant in the amelioration of oxidative stress related disorders

Muhammad Saleem Asghar, Naureen Aziz Qureshi, Farhat Jabeen, Muhammad Wajid, Zahid Farooq, Safdar Javed, Raza Ahmad, Muhammad Saleem Khan
Int. J. Biosci.10( 2), 89-99, February 2017.
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Cinnamon is often known as plant of tropical medicine. Its bark is commonly used as a spice in cooking on the daily basis around the world. It also has beneficial medicinal characteristics in the prevention or treatment of different chronic diseases. It is beneficial in oxidative stress, controlling the blood glucose level, blood pressure, blood lipids, and insulin sensitivity. It is used as powdered form, aqueous extract and essential oil. A number of cinnamon constituents have been isolated and are considered responsible for positive health effects. In this article, a brief review of several studies on cinnamon, its constituents and their potential medical uses are critically explained.


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