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Herbal medicine
Any of a family of yellow pigments which are chemically similar to tannins and somewhat similar in use; flavonoids have been used for bruising, hay fever and menorrhagia. 

A family of biologically active polyphenolic compounds found in fruits (in particular in the pulp thereof), vegetables, tea and red wine, which are potent antioxidants and effective platelet inhibitors; a flavonoid-rich diet may protect against atherosclerosis and platelet-mediated thrombosis, due to flavonoids’ platelet-inhibition.
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A group of over 4000 types of colored, mostly water soluble, compounds found in vascular plants. They are essential for the absorption of ascorbic acid. Also called vitamin P.
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Coriander aids digestion while its leaves contain an antihistamine, 1 vitamin C and bioflavonoid which reduces allergic reactions I such as hayfever.