Effect of cinnamon powder in patients with Type-II diabetes

This Research Article has been supervised by Nutritionist/Food Expert Anum Nazir).She is Lecturer in School of Nutritional sciences At University of Faisalabad).

Researcher And Writer


Supervised By Anum  Nazir 

Department of Nutritional Sciences

University Of Faisalabad,Pakistan



The frequency of sort II diabetes is expanding over the world.Dietary alterations offer assistance the patients to control blood glucose.Traditional herbs and flavors are commonly utilized for control of glucose among which cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) hasthe most noteworthy effect.Research has appeared that including cinnamon to slim down can offer assistance to lower the glucose level.The point of this review was to look at the comes about of randomized controlled clinical trials of cinnamon and assess the helpful potential among patients with diabetes and insulin resistant patients, especially the capacity to diminish blood glucose levels.Cinnamon appears to ‐ be exceedingly bioactive compound(cinnamaldehyde),showing up to imitate the impact of insulin.It has appeared noteworthy impacts in bringing down the FBG by utilization of 3-6g of cinnemon for 40 days.



Sort 2 diabetes is the foremost common metabolic clutter around the world and its predominnance is developing at an disturbing rate in both createded and creating countries.(wild S et al.,2008;American Diabetes Association, 2003)It is distinguished by variations from the norm in lipid,lipoprotein and carbohydrate digestion system,which given to hyperglycemia and numerous.

problems such hyperinsulinemia,hyperlipidemia,atherosclerosis and hypertension.(Mahan LK and Escott-Stump S, 2008;Shike M, 2005)


Cinnamon,that is obtained from a Greek expression that means sugary wood,takes place from the internal bark of the region on either side of the equator enduring cinnamon trees.(Vinitha and Ballal, 2008)Cinnamomum (cinnamon) is a subfamily from the Lauraceae background, numerous of whose representatives are utilized as condiments.(shan et al., 2012)Two main cinnemon varieties are there:the Ceylon and true cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum Blume),which is overgrown inside Sri Lanka along with Southern India as well as cassia (Cinnamom aromaticum Ness),which is cultivated in Indonesia,China and Vietnam Cassia Indonesia,when becomes dried, rotate into a tube shaped form which is called as quill and cinnamon twig.(Vinitha and Ballal, 2008)Cinnamon is using in preparation of foods and conventional medicines by Egyptians and Chinese for many times.(Ranasinghe et al., 2012.Vinitha and Ballal, 2008)Cinnemon is using in the manufactoring of medicines and food preparations for long time by Egyptian andChinese.(elshafie et al., 2012)



Furthermore,this condiment has been established to have powerful antibacterial,antipyretic,antioxidant,(Lu et al., 2010) and hostile to fiery properties,which plays an imperative part in repair of tissues.(Molania et al., 2012) The skin of cinnamon has been applied as a condiment and to manufacture tea and also used as an home grown cure for the treatment of common cardiovascular diseases,chronic gastrointestinal,colds and gynecological disorders in oriental home grown medicine.(Hong et al., 2012) Cinnamon has also been used for the treatment of cough,nausea,diarrhoea,intestinal spasm,sore throats,flatulance,indigestion,abdominal cramps.(Vinitha and Ballal, 2008)


Oxidative stress is the misfortune of the ordinary adjust between prooxidants and canser prevention agents speak to imperative ensnared component within the pathogenesis of complication of diabetes.(Fiorentino TV et al.,2013)Patients with sort 2 diabetes are defenseless to extend oxidative stretch due to the over the top generation of free radicals particularly responsive oxygen species and impeded antioxidant defense mechanism.(Johansen JS et al.,2005)Numerous


researches have menifested that by the utilization of antioxidants,and homegrown specialists,might offer assistance to control the oxidative stress.( Sabu Mc and Kuttan R, 2002)


Solitary study has established that cinnamon peel water extract encourages the glucose ingestion by enhancing the insulin sensitivity.In vitro or in vivo considers have appeared that the cinnemon is an afforant sensitizer.(Qin B et al., 2003) In 3T3 L1 adipocyte, cinnamon extract stimulates uptake of glucose, synthesis of glucogen and activates the glycogen synthase.(Taylor KG et al., 2001) In rats cinnamon increased the uptake of glucose by increasing insulin stimulated tyrosine phosphorylation of β receptor f insulin, insulin receptor substrate 1, and phosphatidylinositol 3 kinase in a amout depending on fashion.(Qin B et al., 2003;Kim SH et al., 2006)Nmuerous studies have also claimed that the cinnamon extract exhibits the anticancer activity(Lu et al., 2010)and impedes angiogenesis by obstructing the vascular endothelial development factor 2 signaling.These results shows that the noticed pharmacological interests may have derived from polyphenolic amalgams in the cinnamon water withdrawal.(Hong et al., 2012) The figures on the consequences of the cinnamon supplementation in humans were disclosed.It was reported a considerable reduction in abstain serum glucose (18-29%) or blood lipid discription after 40 days of regular supplementation with 1,3, or 6 grams of entire cinnamon in clients with diabetes of type 2.(khan A et al.,2003)In a new study,it was suggested that a 10.3% depletion in FBG after four months of using supplementation with purified aqueous cinnamon extraction.(Mang B et al.,2006)Although,it was menifested that no effect of cinnamon spice ingestion on whole body insulin sensitivity, oral glucose tolerance or lipid profiles in postmenopausal type 2 diabetic patients.(Vanschoonbeek K et al.,2006)




Cinnamon is plant and it has many uses as an homegrown medicine and it also contains mucilage,essential oil,tannin,resin,sugar from all which essential oil is the very important constituents.(Molania etal., 2012) Cinnamaldehyde is the main component which is present behind the flavor and fragrnce of cinnamon.(Peterson etal., 2009)


Uses in different diseases:


Cinnamon has been appeared to have afforant mimetic properties since its naturally dynamic substances improve glucose take-up by enacting affront receptor kinase


movement,autophosphorylation of the affront receptor and glycogen synthase activity.(Baker etal., 2008)


Polyphenols, which are among the characteristic dietary cancer prevention agents found in


Cinnamon,have been appeared to decrease oxidative push in a dose-dependent way through the hindrance of 5-lipoxygenase.(Dugoua et al., 2007)Recently,the antitumor movement of Cinnamon has been appeared to repress the expansion of a few human cancer cell lines counting breast,lung tumor cells,ovarian and leukemia.(Koppikar et al., 2010)




  • To lowering the glucose level in patients with type 2 diabetes due to presence of its active compound(cinnamaldehyde).
  • To reduce the negative impacts of high blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes.


Positive clinical findings:


Cinnamon is a herb with its benefits to manage the blood glucose, in spite of the fact that the comes about have been conflicting. A few thinks about have shown its impact on decreasing blood glucose in patients with diabetes(Crawford p, 2009)Auto-phosphorylation and dephosphorylation of affront receptor,amalgamation and exchange of glucose transporter 4 (GLUT-4), control of liver digestion system through making changes in pyruvate kinase (PK) and phospho enol pyruvate carboxylase (PEPC), and hindrance of intestinal glucosidase are a few of the instruments proposed for the viability of cinnamon on blood glucose.(Medagama AB,2015)It was shown that the impact of cinnamon on decreasing the gastric purging rate.(Hlebowicz et al., 2007)


The ponder notices that the clinical trial was conducted on people with destitute FBG control (normal between 200–300 mg/dL)(Mang et al., 2006) compared to this consider populace who had way better FBG (≤190 mg/dL) showing that the patients with destitute glycemic control can advantage most from the cinnamon supplementation instead of patients who controlled accurately (Talaei et al., 2017).


A consider was detailed that the organization of cinnamon at 1,3 and 6 g measurements per day caused a diminishment in serum glucose, add up to cholesterol,triglyceride,cholestrol and LDL levels in humans.(khan A et al., 2003)


Fluid extricates from cinnamon have been appeared to extend in vitro glucose take-up and glycogen blend and to extend phosphorylation of the affront receptor; in expansion, these cinnamon extricates are likely to help in activating the affront cascade framework.(Radosevich j et al., 1998;Taylor kj et al.,2001)


IPF is also present in cinnemon.It was revealed that insulin potentiating factors rises the occupation of insulin 3 times faster in metabolic processes of glucose in the fat cells of rat.(khan et al., 1990)


Another researched named this IPF factor as MHCP.They claims that this factor enhances glucose metabolic pathway which is dependent on insulin upto 20 times in vitro.(Anderson et al., 2001)


A study was conducted on healthy people, 3 diverse verbal glucose tests were managed to 7 solid people. Appropriately, the people have devoured 5 g of fake treatment, 5 g of cinnamon,another consider of the same analysts on solid people, they have established that cinnamon has made changes in glucose and affront affectability amid 14-day periods.( Solomon and Blannin, 2009)


In a ponder exploring the antidiabetic impact of Cinnamomum cassia, cinnamon was given to creatures with sort 2 diabetes mellitus for 6 weeks. Glucose concentrated within the blood was found to be decreased altogether in this period.(Kim et al., 2006)

In a ponder examining the antidiabetic impact of Cinnamomum cassia, cinnamon was given to creatures with sort 2 diabetes mellitus for 6 weeks. Glucose escalated within the blood was found to be diminished essentially in this period.(Kim et al., 2006)


Double blind clinical trial:        
In  numerous randomized, twofold dazzle, placebo-controlled  study,it was examined that
the impacts of day by  day admissions of an fluid cinnamon extricate in patients  with well-
controlled sort 2 diabetes.(Mang   et al., 2006)   It   was watched that,cinnamon had


a direct impact in lessening fasting plasma glucose by 10.3 % in cinnamon group as compared to 3.4 % within the fake treatment group.(Mang et al., 2006)Significant lessening in plasma glucose and moved forward affront resistance was detailed after ingestion of cinnamon in one study.(Solomon TP and Blannin AK, 2007)It was detailed that the critical lessening in Fasting blood glucose patients getting 1 gm of cinnamon for 90 days.(Crawford P, 2009) The viability of Cinnamon zeylanicum within the lessening of FBG was surveyed.( Vafa M et al., 2012)


In an unplanned double blind inquiry,79 patients who were suffering from T2DM were alloted to intake 3g powder of cinnemon and one placebo capsule in a day for upto 4 months.It was remarkably reduction in fast blood glucose in cinnemon class(10.3%)as compared to placebo category(3.4%).(Mang et al., 2006)


Negative clinical findings:


Whereas a few others did not accept in such impacts of cinnamon.( Vanschoonbeek K et al., 2006) The negative impact of cinnamon on the level of blood urea and uric corrosive are the focuses that ought to be considered in its consumption.(Al-Logmani and Zari, 2009)Nausea,

No effect:


  • writing distributed in 2017 assessed the impacts of cinnamon utilization on glycemic markers, the ponder was twofold daze, randomized and controlled. The test comprised of 39 patients from 25 to 70 a long time ancient analyzed with T2DM 2. Each capsule contained 1000 mg of cinnamon, patients had to expend it after breakfast, lunch and supper for 8 weeks. They were shown not to alter their schedule, to proceed with work out and eat less as regular, as well as to proceed with the measurements of metformin they take on a normal premise. The comes

about of the think about did not demonstrate an change, no contrasts were reflected in glycemic pointers between the fake treatment gather and the bunch that gotten the treatment after 8 weeks of intervention. Two ponders detailed that utilizing 1 g cinnamon had no noteworthy impact on the blood glucose of sort 2 diabetics (Justin et al., 2007; Hasanzade et al., 2013), which were not comparable to our ponder results.




Based on the ponder discoveries, cinnamon may make strides the blood glucose level of patients


with sort 2  diabetes Our comes about recommend that  cinnamon extricate essentially made
strides hyperglycemia and potentiate affront level in diabetic patients and
its part on affront sensitizing property   effective.The cinnamon extricate appears to have
a direct impact in decreasing fasting plasma  glucose concentrations  in diabetic patients


with destitute glycaemic control.Use of cinnamon appeared a useful impact on glycaemic control (both HbA1c and FPG) and the brief term impacts of the utilize of cinnamon on glycaemic control looks promising.It was also seen that cinnamon has no effect in lowering blood glucose of postmenupausal women suffering from type 2 diabetes.




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