Central effect of components of cannabis: utility and risk - Mishima K, Irie K.
Cannabis contains over 700 known cannabinoids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and so on; however, the roles and importance of these components have yet to be fully understood. Δ9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is believed the most psychoactive component i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Plant pigment can significantly reduce blood pressure
(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in Nutrition Reviews finds that intake of the flavonoid quercetin can greatly reduce high blood pressure in patients suffering from cardiovascular disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do fruit and veg reduce colorectal cancer risk?
Researchers may have uncovered how flavonoids may protect against colorectal cancer. The authors hope their findings will lead to a preventive drug. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Researchers find that cocoa flavonoids can help improve mobility and quality of life for the elderly
(Natural News) In case you need another reason to love chocolate: Flavonoid-rich cocoa supplements may be linked to improvements in heart health, mobility and overall quality of life for people over the age of 55, according to a new study published in The Journals of Gerontology: Series A. In the study, researchers from Mexico and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer
While scientists have known for some time that flavonoids can help fight colorectal cancer, the mechanisms have not been clear. Now, a study has found one. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Colorectal Cancer Source Type: news

Sweet hope for people with multiple sclerosis: Chemicals in chocolate shown to reduce fatigue
(Natural News) Good news for chocolate lovers who are also suffering from multiple sclerosis: Researchers from Oxford Brookes University in the U.K. confirmed that flavonoids in cocoa help fight fatigue. These chemicals possess anti-inflammatory properties that may be especially beneficial for people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects nearly... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Major component of silymarin may help prevent Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
(Natural News) Silymarin is an herbal extract that’s popularly used as a health supplement. It is associated with liver benefits and is often taken by patients with hepatitis. Silymarin contains a mixture of various compounds, the most active of which is the flavonoid known as silibinin. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, researchers from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chinese skullcap herb found to kill ovarian cancer cells
(Natural News) Scutellaria baicalensis, also known as Chinese skullcap, is a flowering plant used in traditional Chinese medicine. Its roots have been used since ancient times to treat various conditions, such as inflammation, hypertension, psoriasis, and respiratory infections. S. baicalensis contains many active components, the most widely studied of which are the flavonoids baicalin and baicalein. Baicalin has been shown to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The winged prickly ash, a staple of Ayurvedic medicine, shows potent anti-cancer activity
(Natural News) Researchers from Pakistan and the U.K. recently found that Zanthoxylum armatum, a plant native to East and Southeast Asia, has potent chemical constituents with anti-cancer properties. In their study, which appeared in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, the researchers identified the presence of anti-cancer compounds like saponins, flavonoids, sterols, and terpenes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flavonoids in Plants May Help Protect Against Major Killers
Those who ate the most flavonoid-rich foods had a lower risk for cancer and cardiovascular death. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Fruit Obesity Vegetables Heart Diet and Nutrition Cancer Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Simple dietary changes may reduce cancer risk, increase lifespan
The health benefits of fruit and vegetables are partly due to flavonoids. A new study concludes that consuming more flavonoids each day may extend life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiovascular / Cardiology Source Type: news

An apple a day keeps cancer and heart disease at bay
Scientists from Edith Cowan University, Australia, found people who consume at least 500mg of antioxidants, called flavonoids, a day are less at risk of dying from the conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When life gives you lemons: 6 Healthy reasons to make them into lemonade
(Natural News) Lemons are full of vitamin C and beneficial plant compounds that contribute to their health benefits. Several studies suggest that drinking lemon water or lemonade boosts your heart health and promotes weight loss. Lemons: a vitamin C-rich superfood Lemons are citrus fruits rich in flavonoids, folate, potassium, and vitamin C. A quarter cup of fresh... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eat The Seeds: Why The Germs In Apples May Be Good For You
(CNN) – Apples overflow with bacteria — about 100 million bacteria, many of which are healthy. Apple aficionados who swallow the core not only get extra fiber, flavonoids and flavor, they also ingest about 10 times more bacteria than people who discard the rough bits at the center, new research finds. And for those hoping to “keep the doctor away,” go organic, suggests the new study, which was published in Frontiers in Microbiology. Organic varieties carry a more diverse community of germs than the conventional and so could be healthier for us to eat. Apples are fruit celebrities, with more people e...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Apples CNN Source Type: news

Baicalin can protect the liver against injury caused by acetaminophen
(Natural News) Acetaminophen is a pharmaceutical drug commonly used to treat pain and fever. However, using this drug can significantly damage the liver, increasing the risk of liver failure. A study published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine suggested that taking baicalin — a flavonoid from traditional medicine — can attenuate liver damage caused... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Baicalein from Chinese skullcap found to protect the brain against glutamate excitotoxicity
In this study, researchers from Taiwan investigated the effects of baicalein on glutamate release and glutamate neurotoxicity in the hippocampus of rats.  The results of their research were published in The American Journal of Chinese Medicine. Interest in the health benefits of flavonoids, particularly their effects on neurodegenerative disease, is increasing. Baicalein, which was used in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The effects of quercetin on intestinal and vascular smooth muscle
In this study, researchers from the University of Alberta in Canada investigated quercetin and its effect on gallbladder smooth muscle, in particular, if it could relax gallbladder smooth muscles. The results of their study were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Quercetin is a phytoestrogen and a flavonoid that can relax intestinal and vascular... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruit of Ceylon ironwood found to have potent antioxidant properties
(Natural News) The fruit of the evergreen tree Manilkara hexandra Dubard (commonly known as Ceylon ironwood) is not well-studied so researchers from India decided to analyze its chemical components for potential health benefits. The fruit proved to be a good source of flavonoids and phenolic compounds which have antioxidant activity, as shown in their study published in the journal Food Science and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Honey Healthy? Here ’s What Experts Say
Because it comes from nature — from bees, no less — honey has a health halo. But is honey really healthy? Here’s what dietitians say about the health benefits of honey. What is honey made of? Honey is made from nectar. “Bees collect the dilute-sugary nectar of flora plants, produce an enzymatic activity after ingestion, regurgitate it into honey cells and evaporate a high percentage of the water out of it, producing a super-sweet viscous liquid known as honey,” explains Dana Hunnes, a senior dietitian at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The sweet substance is mostly fructose and glucose &mda...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cassie Shortsleeve  Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Source Type: news

Does Red Wine Help You Live Longer? Here ’s What the Science Says
In the 1990s, some researchers observed that French people—despite eating lots of saturated fat—tended to have low rates of heart disease. Dubbing this phenomenon the “French paradox,” the researchers speculated that regular wine consumption may be protecting their hearts from disease. A little later, in the early-2000s, evidence began to pile up tying Mediterranean-style eating and drinking patterns with longer lifespans. One component of these diets that got a lot of attention was the consumption of wine—red wine, in particular. Even among people who ate healthy Mediterranean diets, those w...
Source: TIME: Health - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition Longevity Source Type: news

Cocoa May Curb Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis Cocoa May Curb Fatigue in Multiple Sclerosis
Consuming high-flavonoid cocoa may offer a feasible and effective dietary approach to the common problem of fatigue in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Cocoa Beverage Could Improve Multiple Sclerosis-Related Fatigue
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- For patients with relapsing and remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), a flavonoid cocoa beverage can potentially improve fatigue and fatigability, according to a study published online March 4 in the Journal of Neurology,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS
Cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which are abundant in fruit and vegetables and have been linked with anti-inflammatory properties. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot Cocoa May Ease the Fatigue of MS
TUESDAY, March 5, 2019 -- Fatigue can plague many people with multiple sclerosis (MS). But a small new study suggests a soothing cup of hot cocoa may bring some relief. Like dark chocolate, cocoa is rich in flavonoids, which are abundant in fruit... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 5, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Drinking a mug of cocoa each day may help MS patients
Patients who drank cocoa drink rich in flavonoids every day for six weeks reported less fatigue and pain, scientists at Oxford Brookes University found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cocoa might help curb MS-related fatigue
People drinking high-flavonoid cocoa were less tired on six-minute walk test than those on low-flavonoid drink Related items fromOnMedica Quarter million people taking benzodiazepines for more than a year Give pharmacists more prescribing rights to ease GP burden Experts call on regulators to revisit nalmefene decision BMJ questions trial evidence for rivaroxaban GPs lack awareness of zinc induced copper deficiency (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 5, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Research uncovers secret behind flavonoids ’ health benefits
NIEHS scientists open door to new medicines by discovering how flavonoids — at levels found in balanced diet — block cancer-promoting protein. (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - March 4, 2019 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of DG ™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - February 20, 2019 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: NCCIH Source Type: news

Kingston Pharma, LLC Issues Voluntary Recall of All Lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water Due to Undissolved Ingredient, Citrus Flavonoid
Kingston Pharma, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots of “DG™ Baby Gripe Water herbal supplement with organic ginger and fennel extracts” to the consumer level due to the presence of an undissolved ingredient, citrus flavonoid. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - February 15, 2019 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Miracle fruit extract found to be rich in flavonoids and polyphenols, offering potential as a diabetes treatment
(Natural News) Diabetes mellitus is a known metabolic disease that affects millions of people worldwide every year. In fact, millions of individuals suffer from it every single day. Despite it being such a menace, there are ways of treating it. Indeed, there are certain types of plants with known anti-diabetic properties. Now, a team of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers look at the weight loss potential of these two food extracts
(Natural News) Looking for natural remedies that can help you lose weight? Try grapefruit and helichrysum extracts. A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food suggests that both extracts of grapefruit and helichrysum can aid in weight loss. A lot of research has been done on the potential use of flavonoids for obesity management... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nootropics, or ‘Smart Drugs,’ Are Gaining Popularity. But Should You Take Them?
The idea that a pill can supersize human intelligence is decidedly science fiction. But plenty of real-world researchers and drug-makers are working to develop nootropics: pills, supplements and other substances designed to improve various aspects of cognition. A rough translation for the word “nootropic” comes from the Greek for “to bend or shape the mind.” And already, there are dozens of over-the-counter (OTC) products—many of which are sold widely online or in stores—that claim to boost creativity, memory, decision-making or other high-level brain functions. Some of the most popular ...
Source: TIME: Health - January 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Drugs Source Type: news

Taking vitamin C and quercetin together can suppress inflammation and decrease cellular damage
(Natural News) Nature’s medicine cupboard is packed with incredibly powerful, safe and side effect-free weapons against even the most life-threatening of illnesses. Studies have already confirmed the individual cancer fighting capabilities of vitamin C and quercetin – a naturally occurring flavonoid found in foods like onions, berries and apples, as well as in certain herbs,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the benefits of quercetin?
Quercetin is a flavonoid present in many fruits and vegetables. Due to its antioxidant and other properties, it has a variety of health benefits. Learn about them here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news

Found in fruit, rutin helps combat the effects of jararaca viper venom
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) A study conducted in Brazil showed protective effects of flavonoid rutin against bleeding and inflammation due to snakebite. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Flavonoids as P-gp inhibitors: A systematic review of SARs
(Bentham Science Publishers) This review concerned the recent updates on the structure-activity relationships of flavonoids as P-gp inhibitors, the molecular mechanisms of their action and their ability to overcome P-gp-mediated MDR in preclinical studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Genome offers clues to esophageal cancer disparity
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A change in the genome of Caucasians could explain much-higher rates of the most common type of esophageal cancer in this population, a new study finds. It suggests a possible target for prevention strategies, which preliminary work suggests could involve flavonoids derived from cranberries. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A popular wild fruit, the Spanish tamarind has many medicinal benefits
(Natural News) The Spanish tamarind (Vangueria Madagascariensis) can potentially be used as a medicinal plant because of its phenolic and flavonoid content and antioxidant capacities, according to a study published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences. In the study, researchers from Omdurman Islamic University in Sudan, Sudan University of Science and Technology... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medicinal food: Aronia berry found to have an anti-diabetic effect
(Natural News) Aronia berry, also known as chokeberry, is used as a medicinal food in Europe. This is probably because of its high content of phytonutrients, such as polyphenols, anthocyanins, flavonoids, and tannins. This herbal plant is also known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-aging properties. In a study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to get a dose of Vitamin P
Vitamin P was first coined in the 1930s to describe a clutch of compounds that provide pigment to plants, and were believed to have health benefits. Now these compounds are known as flavonoids. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A little-known flavonoid improves symptoms caused by traumatic brain injury
(Natural News) The rising rates of traffic accidents and occupational hazards have made traumatic brain injuries more common. These head injuries damage the brain in such a way that cognitive capabilities are degraded. This cognitive impairment can be improved by taking a plant-based flavonoid called icariin that encourages the production of important brain chemicals. Cognitive impairment is a condition where... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A flavonoid found in citrus fruits helps keep the heart strong in cancer patients
(Natural News) Rutin is a natural pigment found in fruits and vegetables. A study published in the Journal of Asian Natural Products Research found that this flavonoid can protect the heart from damage caused by chemotherapy, making it a potentially effective means to counter the side effects that cancer patients experience from chemo treatment. The researchers created... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Buckthorn, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, found to protect against acute lung injury
(Natural News) Researchers have found an ingredient found in buckthorn that is capable of reducing acute lung injury, based on in vivo studies. Rhamnazin, a flavonoid found in the buckthorn plant, has already been known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. However, researchers from Changzhou Jintan District People’s Hospital in Jiangsu, China had also discovered that rhamnazin... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The common St. Paul's wort is a powerful natural cure for gout
(Natural News) A recent study validates the use of the common St. Paul’s wort (Siegesbeckia orientalis) in traditional medicine as a treatment for gout and arthritis. The findings, which appear in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, evaluated the phytochemical components of the plant – especially flavonoids and other phenolic compounds which demonstrate antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. “The... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Add black cumin to your diet: Research shows it can prevent cancer
(Natural News) A flavonoid in black cumin (Nigella sativa) may reduce the risk of cancer and inhibit tumor progression, according to researchers from Mansoura University in Egypt. In their study, published in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, they investigated the therapeutic and anti-cancer properties of thymoquinone using a carcinoma animal model. Thymoquinone is a compound found in the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating three bars of chocolate month cuts the risk of heart failure by 13 per cent
Researchers believe natural compounds in chocolate called flavonoids boost blood vessel health and help reduce inflammation. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The many health benefits of eating organic strawberries
(Natural News) Strawberries are more than just their delectable taste. This fruit, particularly its organic versions, offer many health benefits. Here are some of them: Strawberries are an excellent source of antioxidants: Strawberries are rich in antioxidants because of their flavonoid content. Because of their antioxidant capacity, they ward off free radical damage to low-density... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Flavonoid-rich elderberry provides immune support via a microbial reaction in the gut microbiota
(Natural News) New research adds to the growing body of evidence highlighting the efficacy of elderberries in improving the immune system. These recent conclusions have enabled companies to offer “new avenues of approach” to their consumers and potential customers. In the past few years, there has been a deluge of proof that links polyphenolic ingredients to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hesperidin, a flavonoid, can be used to reduce skin damage caused by constant sun exposure
(Natural News) Citrus lovers, rejoice: New research has found that a flavonoid found in citrus can help prevent skin damage brought about by ultraviolet radiation. The study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, has found that hesperidin can protect against photoaging caused by ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation, and prevent wrinkles, skin thickening, and inflammation. Ultraviolet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hesperidin, a natural flavonoid in citrus fruit, found to prevent photoaging
(Natural News) A recent study shows that hesperidin, a flavonoid commonly found in citrus fruits, can protect against skin degradation after exposure to ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation. The paper, which appeared in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also indicated that the flavonoid also prevented UVB-induced skin thickening, wrinkle formation, and inflammation. Hesperidin is known for its antioxidant,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news