Cinnamomum aromaticum

Publication Title: 
International Journal of Molecular Sciences

Essential oils extracted from aromatic plants exhibit important biological activities and have become increasingly important for the development of aromatherapy for complementary and alternative medicine. The essential oil extracted from Cinnamomum cassia Presl (CC-EO) has various functional properties; however, little information is available regarding its anti-tyrosinase and anti-melanogenic activities. In this study, 16 compounds in the CC-EO have been identified; the major components of this oil are cis-2-methoxycinnamic acid (43.06%) and cinnamaldehyde (42.37%).

Author(s): 
Chou, Su-Tze
Chang, Wen-Lun
Chang, Chen-Tien
Hsu, Shih-Lan
Lin, Yu-Che
Shih, Ying
Publication Title: 
Journal of Diabetes

BACKGROUND: Cinnamomum cassia (Family: Lauraceae) is an Ayurvedic medicinal plant used traditionally for the treatment of a number of diseases, including diabetes. The hypoglycemic effect of this plant has been established in vivo. However, the effects of cinnamic acid, isolated from C. cassia, on the insulin signaling cascade in an in vitro model have not been elucidated. Hence, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the anti-diabetic effect of cinnamic acid on glucose transport by L6 myotubes.

Author(s): 
Lakshmi, Baddireddi Subhadra
Sujatha, Sundaresan
Anand, Singaravelu
Sangeetha, Kadapakkam Nandhabalan
Narayanan, Rangarajan Badri
Katiyar, Chandrakanth
Kanaujia, Anil
Duggar, Rajeev
Singh, Yogendra
Srinivas, Konasubrahmanya
Bansal, Vinay
Sarin, Simi
Tandon, Ruchi
Sharma, Suchitra
Singh, Suchita
Publication Title: 
The Journal of Sexual Medicine

INTRODUCTION: Herbs have been used as an aphrodisiac since ages. Cinnamomum cassia is an important ingredient of many Ayurvedic formulations to treat male sexual disorder including erectile dysfunction (ED). AIM: The objective of the present study was to evaluate erectogenic and aphrodisiac activity of methanol extract of C. cassia bark in young male rats. METHODS: Methanol extract of C. cassia was screened in vitro for arginase inhibition potential and IC50 was determined.

Author(s): 
Goswami, Sumanta K.
Inamdar, Mohammed N.
Jamwal, Rohitash
Dethe, Shekhar
Publication Title: 
PloS One

BACKGROUND: Proving the efficacy and corresponding mode of action of herbal supplements is a difficult challenge for evidence-based herbal therapy. A major hurdle is the complexity of herbal preparations, many of which combine multiple herbs, particularly when the combination is assumed to be vitally important to the effectiveness of the herbal therapy. This issue may be addressed through the use of contemporary methodology and validated animal models.

Author(s): 
Yu, Young-Beob
Dosanjh, Laura
Lao, Lixing
Tan, Ming
Shim, Bum Sang
Luo, Yuan
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