Health promoting properties of cinnamon
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Zakład Wirusologii i Immunologii, UMCS, Lublin
Zakład Biologii Medycznej, Instytut Medycyny Wsi, Lublin
Marta Kinga Lemieszek   

Zakład Biologii Medycznej, Instytut Medycyny Wsi, ul. Jaczewskiego 2, 20‑090 Lublin
Med Og Nauk Zdr. 2015;21(3):328–331
Cinnamon is not only a commonly known spice, but also a medicinal agent which has been used for ages in various parts of the world. A brief overview of information concerning the health promoting properties of cinnamon is presented. In traditional medicine, cinnamon was mostly used as a remedy for digestive ailments as well as an antiseptic, analgesic, agent reinforcing the body and a remedy for colds. Nowadays, the list of cinnamon pro-health properties has significantly expanded. Currently, most studies concern the possibility of using cinnamon or its extracts or compounds isolated from them in the treatment of diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases. The possibility of using cinnamon in Alzheimer disease therapy is also considered. key words: cinnamon, cinnamon oil, cinnamon extracts, compounds isolated from cinnamon and its extracts
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