Sunday, 16 July 2017

Herbal Therapy: Cinnamon: The Best Whole Food Medicine for Patients with Hyperlipidemia

Kyle J. Norton, Master of Nutrients
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Whole food(herbal medicine), linking health benefits in prevention, management and treatment of diseases has placed an important role in human history over many centuries. The finding of whole food medication by renowned scientists all over world to replace the single ingredient of Western medicine with little or no side effect has been difficult due to no commercial benefit and patent right to producers.

Intake of cinnamon is found to improve levels of blood cholesterol in patient with Hyperlipidemia.

According to the Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, cinnamaldehyde (CA), an active and major compound in cinnamon reduced levels of triglyeride, cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL-C) and increased high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), in C57BLKS/J db/db mice.

Cinnamon is a spice derived from the inner bark of tree, native to South East Asia, of over 300 species of the genus Cinnamomum, belonging to the familyLauraceae, use in herbal and traditional medicine as anti-fungal and bacteria level, to improve reproductive organ, prevent flatulence and intestinal cramping, and to treat indigestion, diarrhea, bad breath, headache, migraine, etc.

Hyperlipidemia is abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids or lipoproteins in the blood.

Also in  C57BL/Ks db/db mice study, cinnamon extract significantly improved hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia possibly by regulating the protein with function in medicated glucose and lipid metabolism.

Furthermore, in rats fed high fat diet (HFD), oral administration of cinnamon polyphenol extract reduced the hyperlipidemia, inflammation, and oxidative stress through activating the proteins involved transfer gentic information of DNA into RNA and antioxidative defense signaling pathway.

Dr. Ghorbani A, the lead author at an joint study said, " the levels of triglyceride and total cholesterol in polyherbal mixture treated rats were significantly lower than those in diabetic control group (P < 0.05)" and "Our results demonstrated that this polyherbal mixture has beneficial effects on blood glucose and lipid profile and it has the potential to be used as a dietary supplement for the management of diabetes"

With all the information collected, cinnamon may have a potency in reduced levels of triglyeride, LDL cholesterol and increased HDL cholesterol in patient with hyperlipidemia, but the use of high quantity should only be given by herbalist in prevention of toxicity.

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(1) Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic action of cinnamaldehyde in C57BLKS/J db/db mice by Li J1, Liu T, Wang L, Guo X, Xu T, Wu L, Qin L, Sun W.(PubMed)
(2) Cinnamon Polyphenol Extract Inhibits Hyperlipidemia and Inflammation by Modulation of Transcription Factors in High-Fat Diet-Fed Rats by Tuzcu Z1, Orhan C2, Sahin N2, Juturu V3, Sahin K2.(PubMed)
(3) Antihyperglycemic and antihyperlipidemic action of Cinnamomi Cassiae (Cinnamon bark) extract in C57BL/Ks db/db mice by Kim SH1, Choung SY.(PubMed)
(4) Antihyperlipidemic effect of a polyherbal mixture in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats by Ghorbani A1, Shafiee-Nick R2, Rakhshandeh H2, Borji A3.(PubMed)

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