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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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Bioflavonoid Nutrition Any biologically-active polyphenol found in fruits, especially in the pulp, vegetables, tea, red wine, which are potent antioxidants and platelet inhibitors
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Metabolite from plant matter.
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A food chemical that helps to limit oxidative damage to the body's cells, and protects against heart disease and cancer.
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In different plant species, flavanones can be found in branches, stem, leaves, roots, flowers, fruits.
Wataya et al., "Antimalarial activity of lavandulyl flavanones isolated from the roots of Sophora flavescens" Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin, vol.
Screening for inhibitors of 2-oxoglutarate-dependent dioxygenases: Flavanone 3b-hydroxylase and avonol synthase.
(17) and co-workers, it was determined that quercetin, apigenin, luteolin and morin which are a flavanone inhibited human CA I and II isozyme with [K.sup.i] values 3.6-2.4 [micro]M; 4.1-2.7 [micro]M; 2.2-0,74 [micro]M and 12.8-4.4 [micro]M, respectively.
Morand et al., "Bioavailability of the flavanone naringenin and its glycosides in rats," American Journal of Physiology-Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology, vol.
Moreover, we observed that the flavanone glycoside content and oxygen radical absorbance capacity value of yuzu juice increased ca.
Anthocyanins (cyanidin-3-glucoside, cyanidin-3, 5-diglucoside, cyanidin-3-rutinoside, and cyanidin-3-sophoroside; delphinidin-3-glucoside and delphinidin-3,5-diglucoside; pelargonidin-3-glucoside and pexlargonidin-3,5-diglucoside; peonidin-3-glucoside; and malvidin-3-glucoside) and flavanones (hesperidin, narirutin, and didymin) were purchased from Extrasynthese (Genay, France).
Hesperidin (HDN) is a flavanone glycoside abundantly found in sweet orange and lemon and is an inexpensive by-product of citrus cultivation (Manach et al., 2003).
In this case, [23] reported two flavonol glycosides (kaempferol-3-O-glucoside and kaempferol-3-O-rutinoside) present in the flowers, [24] reported a complex flavanone (5,7-dihydroxi-6,5'-dimetoxi-3', 4'-metilenedioxiflavanone) in the somatic tissues of A.
Synthesis and biological activity of flavanone derivatives.
(13) Another study demonstrated that hesperetin, which is classified in flavanone subgroup and is largely specific to citrus fruits, ameliorated the suppression of osteogenesis caused by high glucose in stem cells obtained from periodontal ligaments (as assessed via the measurement of ALP activity).
Bioavailability of C-linked dihydrochalcone and flavanone glucosides in humans following ingestion of unfermented and fermented rooibos teas.