A review on pharmacological activities of Cinnamomum cassia Blume

Varsha J. Bansode

Abstract


The plant Cinnamon cassia Blume is commonly known as Chinese cinnamon. Mostly its bark and leaves are used in medicine. C. cassia is safe when used in small amounts as in foods and medicinal doses. The whole plant is medicinally important in Indian traditional system of medicine, particularly in Ayurveda. In this review, the reported pharmacological activities of C. cassia Blume to cure or prevent several diseases are summarised. Different pharmacological activities like anti‑inflammatory, antioxidant, hepatoprotective activities of C. cassia Blume are discussed in this review.
Key words: Antibacterial, anti‑diabetic, Cinnamomum cassia Blume, pharmacological activities

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22377/ijgp.v6i2.245

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