Chemoprevention, which includes the use of synthetic or natural agents (alone or in combination) to block the development of cancer in human beings, is an extremely promising strategy for cancer prevention. Cinnamon is one of the most widely used herbal medicines with diverse biological activities including antitumor activity. In the present study, we have reported the antineoplastic activity of cinnamon in cervical cancer cell line, SiHa. Aqueous cinnamon extract (ACE c) from the bark of Cinnamomum cassia causes apoptosis in human cervical cancer cell line (SiHa) through loss of mitochondrial membrane potential.
Publication: BMC cancer
Publication Date: 2010
Study Author(s): Koppikar, Soumya J;Choudhari, Amit S;Suryavanshi, Snehal A;Kumari, Shweta;Chattopadhyay, Samit;Kaul-Ghanekar, Ruchika;
Institution: Interactive Research School for Health Affairs (IRSHA), Bharati Vidyapeeth University Medical College Campus, Pune, Maharashtra, India.