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Cinnamon: A Magical Drug


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PharmaTutor (April - 2017)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 5, Issue 4)


Received On: 18/12/2016; Accepted On: 10/01/2017; Published On: 01/04/2017


Srinivas college of pharmacy,
Mangalore, Karnataka India,



Cinnamon is used as a spice in our day to day life. It is aromatic. It is principally employed in cookery as a condiment and flavoring agent. It has been acquainted as one of the healthiest spices and has medicinal activity. When it is checked for chemical constituents it reveals phenolic flavonoid and carotenoid contents. They contain rich amount of polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants. It inhibits the growth of certain bacteria and fungi. It helps to reduce the blood glucose by increasing insulin in the body by the mechanism of resisting insulin depletion. It interferes with carbohydrate digesting enzyme and reduces degradation of carbohydrate as a result of which it decreases entry of glucose from intestine to blood stream.



How to cite this article: Nayak P;Cinnamon: A Magical Drug; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(4);38-41