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Molecular Insights into Cinnamon-Mediated Pathological Modulations: An Overview

Author(s):

Anindita Dutta , UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre; Anindita Chakraborty, UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, Kolkata Centre

Keywords:

Molecular Insights, Cinnamon-Mediated Pathological Modulations

Abstract

Cinnamon has been used for centuries for ethnomedicinal purposes. It is a traditional spice widely used as a part of daily diet in majority of the tropical countries. This plant belonging to the lauraceae family, is one of the richest source of phenolic compounds such as cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, ethyl cinnamate, catechin, epicatechin, β-caryophyllene, coumarin, eugenol, procyanidins and linalool etc. It endows great potential in the fields of culinary, pharmacy, and preservation by virtue of its aromatic, antioxidative and antimicrobial properties. The objective of this article is to entail mechanisms involved in the actions of cinnamon as a whole and its active components, in combating different health disorders. Web sites of Google Scholar, Pubmed and Medline were searched for articles written in English and published the in peer-reviewed journals from 2003-2016 and sixty one research articles were extracted. This review might act as a baseline information reservoir for further exploration on cinnamon and its components to be used in modulating metabolic pathways involved in physiological malfunctions and health disorders in preclinical and clinical scenario with a societal impact.

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Paper ID: IJSRDV5I51389
Published in: Volume : 5, Issue : 5
Publication Date: 01/08/2017
Page(s): 1805-1813

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