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/bio·fla·vo·noid/ (-fla´vah-noid) any of the flavonoids with biological activity in mammals.


Etymology: Gk, bios + L, flavus, yellow; Gk, eidos, form
a generic term for any of a group of colored flavones found in many fruits. Once believed to reduce capillary bleeding, bioflavonoids are now considered nonessential nutrients. Several are being investigated as possible low-calorie sweeteners.


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.


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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One of the best ways to maintain the health of your capillaries is with a bioflavonoid found naturally in fruits and vegetables called rutin.
Bioflavonoids, like rutin and naringin, were proved beneficial as antioxidants particularly they were found useful in IR injury of other organs i.
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9 ELDERBERRIES: Rich in vitamins A and C and bioflavonoid, elderberries also improve the functioning of the immune system.
Apigenin, a bioflavonoid found in some fruits and leafy vegetables, may enhance a cell's ability to repair UV damage.
These results suggest that the active component is unlikely to be a phytoestrogen, bioflavonoid, mycotoxin, or other known endocrine-disrupting agent that modifies cell growth via ER or type II [[sup.
Green Bay, WI, has launched a new product for liver care called Clinical Strength Liver Formula, which combines milk thistle and the potent bioflavonoid silybin with sesamin from sesame seed oil.
Zinc, vitamin C and bioflavonoid support immune function in recognising and destroying endometrial patches.
The deeper the vegetable and fruit colors are; the higher the bioflavonoid content is.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Quercetin is discussed since several decades as a multipotent bioflavonoid with great potential for the prevention and treatment of disease.
Quercetin is a bioflavonoid (a group of nutrients found alongside vitamin C in fruit and veg) with anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-histamine properties.
4 Take bilberry and milk thistle tincture - bilberry is high in bioflavonoid which helps relieve haemorrhoids.