Apigenin is most often used for
Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound (specifically a flavone) that is found in a wide variety of plants and herbs. It is very abundant in chamomile tea, and exerts anxiety-reducing effects when consumed in these high doses. At even higher doses, it may be sedative.
Apigenin is also a very potent anti-cancer compound. It beneficially protects against a wide variety of cancers with high selectivity for cancer cells as opposed to non-cancerous cells. It also has a very high safety threshold, and active (anti-cancer) doses can be gained through consuming a vegetable and fruit rich diet.
- biapigenin (a dimer found in nature)
- 4' 5 7-Trihydroxyflavone
For general health and well-being, doses found in multiple servings of fruits and vegetables is adequate.
For anxiolytic effects, doses in the range of 2.4-8.1 mg/kg of bodyweight may be effective without sedation, and higher doses may induce sedation in addition to reductions in anxiety. This dose is derived from a study in mice and is post-conversion.