Definition of Bioflavonoid:

Vitamin P. Any of a group of colored flavones (crystalline compounds) found next to the peel in many fruits.  Essential for the stability and absorption of ascorbic acid.

Also: Bioflavonoids, Flavonoid, Flavonoids

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Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Plants high in bioflavonoids such as quercetin and curcuma (rose hips, bilberry) are especially useful because they reduce your body's production of histamines or leukotrienes (substances that cause allergy...”
...recommendation Elderberry / Sambucol
“Elderberry is rich in Vitamin C and the bioflavonoid quercetin, both of which are powerful antioxidants and anti-histamine nutrients...”
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American Skullcap a treatment
“...Scutellaria species contain a number of flavonoid glycosides, including scutellarein, isoscutellarein, wogonin, and baicalin...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...include not only vitamins C and E and beta carotene, but also some elements such as selenium and copper (which form antioxidant metallo-enzymes), and other compounds found in plant foods such as flavonoids and polyphenols...”

Astragalus Root a treatment
“...These include polysaccharides, saponins, astragalosides, flavonoids and triterpenes...”

Bayberry a treatment
“...Myricitrin, which is a flavonoid glycoside, was also found...”

Bearberry (Uva Ursi) a treatment
“...The medicinal portion is the dried leaves, which contain arbutin, methylarbutin, flavonoids, allantoin, tannins, organic acids, volatile oils, resins and others...”

Bilberry a treatment
“...The major medicinal compounds in bilberries are the flavonoids, especially the anthocyanosides...”

Bioflavonoid Need

...the condition
Bioflavonoids – or simply flavonoids – are a group of water-soluble plant pigments that are responsible for the colors of many flowers and fruits...”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“When doctors recommend supplementation, the most common amounts suggested are 1,000mg of citrus flavonoids or 400mg of quercetin, each taken three times per day...”

Bioflavonoids a treatment
Bioflavonoids are color-producing pigments found in plants...”

Bruising Susceptibility

...relationship to Bioflavonoid Need
“A double-blind study of 96 people with fragile capillaries found that bioflavonoids decreased the tendency to bruise...”

Butcher's Broom a treatment
“...Several human studies have confirmed its effective use for venous insufficiencies alone, as well as in combination with flavonoids and ascorbic acid...”

Caraway a treatment
“...The seed is the part used medicinally, as it contains both volatile oils and flavonoid components...”

Chamomile a treatment
“...German chamomile flowers contain variable amounts of volatile oils, flavonoids, and coumarins among other components...”

Chocolate a treatment
“...Flavonoids are plant compounds with potent antioxidant properties; so far, scientists have found more than 4,000 kinds...”

Chronic Inflammation

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“Clinical trials have not yet examined the effects of the bioflavonoid quercetin in the treatment of inflammation...”

Cleavers a treatment
“...The plant contains organic acids, flavonoids, tannins, fatty acids, glycoside asperuloside, gallotannic acid and citric acid...”

Dong Quai a treatment
“...The dried roots have coumarins, flavonoids, and essential oils as active constituents...”

Eclipta Alba a treatment
“...The herb Eclipta alba contains mainly coumestans i.e. wedelolactone and demethylwedelolactone, polypeptides, polyacetylenes, thiophene-derivatives, steroids, triterpenes and flavonoids.  Coumestans are known to possess estrogenic activity; Wedelolactone possesses a wide range of biological activities and is used for the treatment of hepatitis and cirrhosis, as an...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications a treatment
“...Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids...”

Fennel a treatment
“...Key components are volatile oil (8% consisting of up to 80% anethole, 18-22% fenchone and methyl chavicol), flavonoids, coumarins (including bergapten), and sterols...”

Fenugreek a treatment
“...The seed contains saponins, flavonoids, oils, proteins and a high amount of mucilage...”

Ginkgo Biloba a treatment
“...The two major constituents are the flavonoids (called flavoglycosides or sometimes Ginkgo Heterosides), and the terpene lactones...”

Glucosamine / Chondroitin Sulfate a treatment
“...Glucosamine is often supplied alone or is commonly mixed with other joint supporting ingredients such as chondroitin sulfate and bioflavonoids.  Chondroitin Sulfate is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan (GAG) composed of a chain of alternating sugars (N-acetylgalactosamine and glucuronic acid)...”

Gotu Kola a treatment
“...The chemical composition of gotu kola is quite extensive including saponins, volatile oils, sugars, fatty acids, amino acids, flavonoids, polyphenols, tannins and carotenoids...”

Gout / Hyperuricemia

...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“...These compounds are flavonoid molecules that give these fruits their deep red-blue color, and are remarkable in their ability to prevent collagen destruction.”

Grape Skins a treatment
“...Containing much of the color of the grape, the skins have many flavonoids called anthocyanins...”

Green Tea a treatment
“...Tea also contains flavonoids such as quercetin, rutin, etc; as well as tannins, fats, amino acids and nearly 300 other components...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...Bioflavonoids found in Hawthorn include oligomeric procyanidins (OPCs), vitexin, quercetin, and hyperoside...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids are known for their ability to chelate (bond with and remove) metals from the body.”


...the condition
“...Veins are strengthened by bioflavonoids.  Conventional medicine often will use either rubber band ligation (a rubber band is placed around the base of the hemorrhoid which cuts off circulation and withers the tissue away within...”


...recommendation Silymarin / Milk Thistle
“Silymarin (the flavonoid extracted from milk thistle) and silymarin-derived compounds have been considered hepatoprotective (protecting the liver from damage) since the plant was first described in ancient times...”


...related topic
“A bioflavonoid derived from citrus fruit.”
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Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“The flavonoid quercetin inhibits the manufacture and release of histamine and other allergic compounds involved in allergies...”

Hops a treatment
“..., flavonoid glycosides like rutin, tannins and phenolic acid among its identified active constituents...”

Hot Drinks a treatment
“...At the forefront of these compounds are so-called flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants...”

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

...recommendation Cranberry Juice
“Although it is not a cure for IBS, the antioxidants and flavonoids found in cranberry juice can help calm inflammation in the stomach and digestive tract due to IBS...”

Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption a treatment
“...Widespread plant compounds called flavonoids help strengthen weakened capillaries...”


...recommendation Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids help to ease inflammation in the throat and fight infection...”

Licorice Root a treatment
“...The ulcer-healing compounds in licorice are thought to be flavonoids.  They apparently work by promoting the overall health of the gastrointestinal system rather than reducing the secretion of stomach acid that triggers ulcers...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support a treatment
“...Eight ounces of grapefruit juice contains enough of the flavonoid naringenin to decrease cytochrome P450 activity by a remarkable 30%...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...recommendation Licorice Root
“...The only known readily available inhibitors of the enzyme that deactivates cortisol (11 beta-HSD) are glycyrrhizic acid (found in licorice root extract), progesterone, and flavonoids (in grapefruit)...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...Supplementation with vitamin C and bioflavonoids has been shown to reduce menorrhagia...”

Multiple Vitamin Need

...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“...and carcinogens in meat, yet restrict one's intake of fiber and the literally thousands of antioxidants and phytochemicals found exclusively in the plant kingdom (like the carotenoids, lycopenes, bioflavonoids, phytic acid, indoles, isothiocyanates, and so on) that have "anti-aging, anti-cancer and anti-heart disease properties"...”

Noni a treatment
“...anti-oxidant properties of this Tahitian Noni brand of noni juice, comparing it with the free-radical properties of vitamin C, grape seed powder, and a commercial product containing specific bioflavonoids extracted from pine bark, at the daily dose recommended by U.S. RDAs or manufacturers...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...It also contains natural flavonoids and esters that create a structural complex that infectious microorganisms may not readily develop a resistance to...”

Parkinson's Disease

...recommendation Grape Seed Extract
Flavonoids, and in particular the proanthocyanidins (grape seed and pine bark extracts) should also be excellent candidates as Parkinson's disease preventers and retarders...”

Passion Flower a treatment
“...Among many constituents, passion flower contains alkaloids (mainly harman and associated compounds), flavonoids, glycosides, sugars and sterols...”

Phyllanthus a treatment
“...Phyllanthus primarily contains lignans (e.g. phyllanthin and hypophyllanthin), alkaloids, and bioflavonoids (e.g. quercetin)...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Use vitamin C, with bioflavonoids, at 1,000mg daily.”


...related topic
“Also called procyanidin, it is a powerful antioxidant that chemically belongs to the class of bioflavonoids.  Grape seed extract, pine bark extract, as well as berries such as hawthorn berries, cherries, blueberries, and blackberries and, to a lesser extent, red wine, are natural sources.”

Propolis a treatment
“...Propolis is extremely high in bioflavonoid content.  Flavonoids are well-known plant compounds that have antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties...”


...related topic
“A highly active bioflavonoid which is absorbed most effectively in combination with bromelain.”

Raw Food/Fruitarian Diet Consequences

...the condition
“...The raw food diet is attracting more recognition following the discovery of phytochemicals, antioxidants, bioflavonoids and the other cancer-fighting, rejuvenating elements in fruits and vegetables...”

Rose Hip a treatment
“...Other constituents include carotenoids, flavonoids, polyphenols, sugars and plant acids (citric and malic)...”

Rosemary a treatment
“...Rosemary's spiky, evergreen-like leaves contain flavonoids that have antioxidant properties...”


...related topic
“A bioflavonoid obtained from buckwheat leaves.”

St John's Wort a treatment
“...While Hypericum contains two similar naphthodianthrones (hypericin and pseudohypericin), as well as many flavonoids (quercetin, quercetin, amentoflavones, hypericin, xanthones, rutin, and more), they seem to be extracted by similar conditions...”

Stevia a treatment
“...Stevia also contains protein, fibers, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, rutin (flavonoid), zinc, vitamin C and vitamin A.”

Tendency To Sunburn Easily

...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“For added protection under the sun, take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants, like carotenoids and flavonoids, and high in potassium.”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...Also, flavonoids are useful in strengthening connective tissue (especially capillaries)...”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
Bioflavonoids may be useful because of their reported antioxidant properties, their ability to increase the strength of the capillaries, and to regulate their permeability...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) a treatment
“...To get the maximum effect of ascorbic acid supplements, one should combine them with plant flavonoids.  Flavonoids, the so-called vitamin P, have been shown to increase the effectiveness of ascorbic acid as well as direct its usage to the areas most needed...”

Vitex / Chasteberry a treatment
“...Chaste berries contain essential oils, flavonoids and glycosides...”

Yarrow a treatment
“...Yarrow contains lactones, flavonoids, tannins, resins, coumarins, saponins, sterols, fatty acids and sugars...”
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