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What is Luteolin

What is Luteolin



What is Luteolin


Luteolin is a flavonoid present in many fruits, vegetables, and medicinal herbs. Flavonoids protect plants from microbes and other environmental threats and provide us with a range of health benefits.

Both “flavonoid” and “luteolin” have the yellow color in their names (Latin: lūteus, flavus). Luteolin is bright yellow in its crystalline form.

Luteolin was widely used to strengthen the immune system, relieve inflammation, and even combat cancer.

Like all flavonoids, it also eliminates free radicals and can be used as an anti-inflammatory agent. It can also be used to treat or prevent certain types of cancer, and even relieve diarrhea. In addition, it can reduce the severity of adverse reactions, which is very helpful for treating autoimmune diseases or reducing allergic symptoms.


Benefits of Luteolin

1Luteolin as a modulator of skin aging and inflammation

Luteolin plays an important role in defending against UV radiation by partially absorbing UVA and UVB radiation. Thus, luteolin can also decrease adverse photobiological effects in the skin by acting as a first line of defense.

Luteolin has good anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities, can inhibit pro-inflammatory mediators, and regulate many inflammations of the skin. Luteolin has a wide range of applications in skin aging and skin cancer, wound healing and inflammatory skin diseases (including psoriasis, contact dermatitis and atopic dermatitis).

 2Luteolin’s Unique Properties

luteolin acts as a natural antihistamine by preventing mast cell degranulation; it attenuates airway mucus production by inhibiting gamma-aminobutyric acid A (GABAA) receptors; it decreases inflammation by modulating immune cytokines; and it can cross the blood-brain barrier.

The discovery of its unique molecular mechanisms of action has brought luteolin into the limelight as a potential therapy for allergies, asthma, eczema, and even neuroinflammatory conditions.

Post time: Sep-27-2021

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