Journal: Journal of Pharmacy Research

Article Id: JPRS-PHDRS-0000553
Title: Flavonoids: An Overview
Category: Pharmacognosy and Herbal Drugs related study
Section: Review Article
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    Flavonoid constitute one of the largest class of naturally occurring plant products mostly phenols either in the Free State or as their respective glycosides. The main constituent of flavonoid drugs are 2-phenyl-g-benzopyrones. The family includes monomeric flavanols, flavanones, anthocyanidins, flavones, isoflavonoid and flavonols. It is very probable that a number of herbal remedies, whose constituents are yet unknown, will be shown to contain active flavonoids, quercetin and rutin in plant trigonella foenum seed, they are known for its antiinflammatory properties, The flavonones hesperidin and neohesperidin were shown to protect against the toxicity of hydrogen peroxide, as well as protecting against DNA damage. Most flavonoids have anti-tumor properties. A diet rich in flavonol such as onions, apples and berries may cut the risk of developing pancreatic cancer. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidant. Extract from onion contain quercetin which induce the cellular antioxidant system. Diets rich in either flavonoids including red wine, quercetin or catechin induce endothelium dependent vasorelaxation. More than 2000 of these compounds are known, with nearly 500 occurring in the free state. Flavonoid research began in an attempt to isolate the various individual flavonoids and to study the mechanism by which flavonoids act. There are many herbal drugs containing flavonoid which have different morphological characters and are not yet fully exhausted for their pharmacological activities.

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    Sarita Kesarkar*, Amol Bhandage, Smita Deshmukh, Kavita Shevkar, Mukta Abhyankar.

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    *Poona Districts Education Association’s Seth Govid Raghunath Sable College of Pharmacy, Saswad, Pune, Maharashtra -412301

    Received on:09-10-2008; Accepted on: 22-03-2009

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    Sarita Kesarkar*, Amol Bhandage, Smita Deshmukh, Kavita Shevkar, Mukta Abhyankar.

    Title:Flavonoids: An Overview
    Journal:Journal of Pharmacy Research
    Vol(issue):2 (June)
    Page No: (1148-1153)
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    Methodology:Phytochemisry, pharmacological activities.
    Research Materials:Flavonoids


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