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Apigenin

One of the bioflavonoids, apigenin appears to be catered towards reducing anxiety and causing sedation. Found in chamomile tea, alcoholic beverages, and Bacopa Monnieri, apigenin is unstable by itself yet stable when consumed via foods and herbs.

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Summary of Apigenin

Primary information, health benefits, side effects, usage, and other important details

Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound (specifically a flavone) which 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.

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How to Take

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

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 3-10 mg/kg bodyweight are effective without sedation, and higher doses induce sedation in addition to reductions in anxiety.

Things to Note

Is a Form Of

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Also Known As

4′, 5, 7, -trihydroxyflavone, biapigenin (a dimer found in nature)

Do Not Confuse With

Genistein

  • Apigenin is water-soluble, and chamomile tea is a great non-alcoholic source (as red wine and beer are good alcoholic sources)

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