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  • n. A flavone, that exists as a glycoside in many plants, that reverses the adverse effects of cyclosporine

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A compound, C15H10O5, formed by the hydrolysis of apiin. It crystallizes in bright-yellow needles.


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  • Chamomile contains natural anti-inflammatories including apigenin, which is similar in action to that of non asteroidal anti-inflammatories NSAIDS.

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  • Previous studies have shown that apigenin, which is found in celery, parsley, red wine, tomato sauce and other plant-based foods, may also be beneficial in protecting against ovarian cancer.

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  • And it is a top source of the antioxidant flavonoid apigenin, which is said to protect the prostate.

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  • The most recent studies are focusing now on apigenin and BITC that show a complementary cancer prevention inclination.

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  • Also being researched are what scientists are calling anti-cancer compounds found in low concentrations in parsley, celery, and artichokes called apigenin.

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  • The main component, apigenin, is the same natural coloring used by food industries in many parts of the world.

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  • Red-sorghum leaf sheaths contain over 20 percent of the apigenin and are said to be the only known source of such large concentrations.

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  • In their study, apigenin appeared to both slow the development of tumors and reduce the number of tumors that developed overall.

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  • The scientists concluded that women who regularly drink coffee had a lowered risk of developing estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer. conducted by researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri and published in Cancer Prevention Research, used lab rats to determine whether or not a certain compound, apigenin, when introduced into the body, affected tumor formation.

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  • Among the 22 flavone derivatives tested, only wogonin was strongly mutagenic, while five derivatives, apigenin triacetate, acacetin, chrysoeriol, pedalitin, and pedalitin tetraacetate, were only weakly mutagenic.

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