One of the world’s most popular spices, cinnamon is derived from the dried bark of several trees belonging to the Cinnamomum genus. Prompted by a query in my Twitter feed, I looked at the evidence to see just how effective cinnamon is. Medications in combination with dietary modifications, exercise, and weight reduction are the standard of care. The investigators used a water extract of cinnamon rather than whole or ground cinnamon. Dr Ben Goldacre, author of the books Bad Science and Bad Pharma, devoted a whole chapter to Holford, and on his website. Multiple species of evergreen trees belong to the cinnamon family. Additionally, women with polycystic ovarian disease who also had problems controlling blood sugar also positively responded to cinnamon supplements for diabetes.
These parameters in cinnamon oil treated groups were compared with those of standard (glipizide; 10 mg/kg) and vehicle treated groups in order to investigate if cinnamon oil confers a significant protection