Category Archives: Flavones

Butea Monosperma: A Source of Flavonoids

Flavonoids are polyphenolic substances produced in plants. Flavonoids have been shown to be bioavailable in humans and animals. Flavonoids have medicinal effects and these effects can include beneficial changes to the brain, which may elevate mood. Butea monosperma is a … Continue reading

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Dietary Sources of GABA

Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an amino acid neurotransmitter found in the brains of mammals and other animals. GABA is synthesised by humans and is therefore not essential in the diet. GABA is an amino acid, but it is not … Continue reading

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Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla): A Source of Apigenin

Chamomile is a medicinal plant with mood enhancing effects. These effects are thought to be due to the presence of flavonoids within the plant tissue. In particular, researchers have shown that chamomile contains apigenin, a flavonoid belonging to the flavone … Continue reading

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Luteolin: A Mood Elevating Flavonoid

Flavonoids are a group of polyphenolic phytochemicals distributed throughout the plant kingdom. Luteolin is a flavonoid belonging to the flavone subclass. Chemically luteolin is referred to as (3′,4′,5,7-tetrahydroxyflavone). Flavones are an interesting group of flavonoids because evidence suggests that they … Continue reading

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Peppers (Capsicum annuum): Anxiolytic and Antidepressant?

Peppers (Capsicum annuum; also commonly called capsicum) are a group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family that include bell peppers, jalapeños, and cayenne peppers. They grow in a number of regions of the Word but are thought to be … Continue reading

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Flavonoids: What Are They, And Do You Need Them?

There is a growing wave of interest regarding the benefits of dietary antioxidants, and for good reason. Dietary antioxidants may play a pivotal role in disease prevention and the provision of optimal health. Antioxidants are chemicals that can inhibit free … Continue reading

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Gingko Biloba To Treat Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder characterised by uncontrolled feelings of fear or helplessness. Severe anxiety, including panic attacks, often requires medical intervention as the symptoms can overwhelm the resources of the individual and be highly debilitating. However, a growing number of … Continue reading

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Treating Anxiety With Flavonoids

Flavonoids are a subgroup of polyphenols. Flavonoids possess a multiple flavone ring structure which contain hydroxyl (-OH) groups and this gives them antioxidant properties. Flavonoids have a wide variety of physiological effects in animals, and this can include anti-inflammatory, antitoxic, … Continue reading

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High Flavonoid Intake Reduces Risk of Hypertension

Flavonoids are polyphenolic antioxidants that are bioavailable in humans. The main flavonoid subgroups are flavonols, flavanones, flavones, flavan-3-ols, proanthocyanidins, anthocyanins and isoflavones. These different subgroups may have different biological activities, and are present in a broad range of foods in … Continue reading

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