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Mohd Fahad1, Mohd Muazzam khan2, Mohd Tahir1, Mohammad Jameel3, Md Afroz Ahmad2, Mohammad Khushtar2*.
1Department of Pharmacology), Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University, U.P., INDIA.
2Faculty of Pharmacy, Integral University U.P., INDIA.
3Regional Research Institute of Unani Medicine, CCRUM, Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, Aligarh-202001, U.P., INDIA.

REVIEW ARTICLE
Volume 6, Issue 1, Page 22-30.

*Author for correspondence
E-mail: mohdkhushtar@gmail.com

ABSTRACT
Darchini (Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume) is an aromatic crop of Sri Lanka and Malabar coasts of India, the integral condiment of the kitchen in Asian traditional dishes and medicine in different cultures and systems. It is used as a flavoring agent, carminative, astringent, germicidal, respiratory, digestive, diabetes, hypertension, cancer and gynecological problems. Volatile oils from different parts of cinnamon species viz leaves, bark, fruits, root bark, flowers, and buds have been proven to exhibit antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, lipid-lowering, and immunomodulatory activities. Cinnamon has also been reported to have activities against neurological disorders, such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. Cinnamaldehyde is majorly constituted in its volatile content responsible for several therapeutic and medicinal applications. This review illustrates the pharmacological prospective of cinnamon and its use in daily life.
Keywords: Traditional medicine, Spice, Darchini, Cinnamaldehyde, Lauraceae, Aromatic crop.