(also referred to as flavonoids) are a group of antioxidants
found in citrus fruits, vegetables and many
other foods that contain vitamin C. Natural remedies such as feverfew, ginkgo
and St. John's wort
There are about 5,000 of these compounds that act as
Bioflavonoids can be subdivided into different groups such as
isoflavonoids, flavones, flavanones and flavanols.
doses of bioflavnoids does not cause any harm or side effects as the
body can easily get rid of excess amount (they are water-soluble).
- Rutin is
used to treat circulation problems, hemorrhoids
herpes, varicose veins, glaucoma, stress
liver cirrhosis and
cataracts. Foods high in rutin include cherries, prunes, apricots and
are used to treat eye related problems osteoporosis and prevent blood
clots. It can be found in abundance in green tea, black tea,
raspberries, cranberries, grapes, eggplants and red wine.
antioxidant is used to reduce menopause symptoms and swelling in the
legs. It also shows antiviral activities and experts have suggested it
treating herpes infections, the common cold, flu and other lung-related
problems. It can be found in the pulps (inside part) and rinds (outer
coating) of citrus fruits.
antioxidant shows antihistamine effects, great for reducing
inflammation such as arthritis, asthma and allergies. It also
detoxifies the liver and helps with atherosclerosis (hardening of the
arteries) leading to heart
Quercetin can be found in green tea, tomatoes, potatoes, strawberries,
cherries, grapes and others.
bioflavonoid strengths the walls of blood vessels and promotes the
liver to detoxify itself. Experts suspect it may stop cancer cells from
growing. Foods rich in this antioxidant include broccoli, strawberries,
red beets, radishes and many other plants.
bioflavonoids also strength the walls of blood vessels and promotes the
liver to detoxify itself. As well, they reduce inflammation, protect
the eye from damage from diabetes and possibly prevent heart disease
. There is
some evidence that they may stop cancer cell growth. These antioxidants
are found in green and black teas.