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. 2017;6(3):171-176.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2017.33

Review Article

Ameliorative impact of cinnamon against high blood pressure; an updated review

Leila Mahmoodnia 1, Esmat Aghadavod 2, Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei 3 *

1 Department of Internal Medicine, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
2 Research Center for Biochemistry and Nutrition in Metabolic Diseases, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran
3 Medical Plants Research Center, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
*Corresponding author: Prof. Mahmoud Rafieian-Kopaei, Email: rafieian@gmail.com

Abstract

High blood pressure (BP) or hypertension is a vital people health challenge in both developed countries and economically developing ones. By commencing a few novel food habits, containing counting calories and observing portion sizes, individuals can lower their BPs and modulate administered drugs to regulator high BP better. Additionally, some herbal drugs may be able to lower BP. Over the past centuries, cinnamon has been consumed as a traditional remedy in China. Cinnamon, the everlasting tree of tropical medication, belongs to the Lauraceae clan. In fact, cinnamon is one of the most main spices consumed daily by people globally. The accessible in vitro and preclinical data suggest that cinnamon has anti-antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antitumor, antimicrobial, cholesterol-lowering, cardiovascular protecting, and immuno-modulatory effects. Likewise, numerous researches have demonstrated its beneficial effects on BP. In this review, therapeutic effects of cinnamon particularly on BP and on patients having type II diabetes mellitus will be reviewed.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

Cinnamon and constituents of cinnamon have been presented to have helpful effects on essentially all of the agents related to metabolic syndrome, containing blood glucose regulation, insulin sensitivity, lipids, inflammation subsiding, antioxidant property, high blood pressure and body weight reduction efficacy.

Please cite this paper as: Mahmoodnia L, Aghadavod E, Rafieian-Kopaei M. Ameliorative impact of cinnamon against high blood pressure; an updated review. J Renal Inj Prev. 2017;6(3):171-176. DOI: 10.15171/jrip.2017.33.

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