Quercetin is an important member of a large group of plant compounds called flavonoids, once thought to be vitamins. Quercetin is the ÒsuperstarÓ of the flavonoids
Quercetin works like an antihistamine, treats allergies, prevents heart disease and cancer. Quercetin is a powerful inhibitor of antigen-stimulated histamine release from basophils and mast cell.
Quercetin has also been found to help with:
Aphthous stomatitis, Asthma, Atopic dermatitis, BPH, Bronchitis, Cancer, Candidiasis, Crohn's disease, Diabetes mellitus, Diabetic cataracts, Diabetic neuropathy, Diabetic retinopathy, Eczema, Fibrocystic breast, Fibromyalgia, Gout, Headaches, Hemorrhoids, Irritable bowel, Otitis media, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis
Quercetin is a bioflavenoid found in yellow-colored fruits and vegetables. It has been found to be:
antiviral, anti-oxidant, and anti-inflammatory
prevents mast cell and basophil degranulation
stabilizes cell membranes
prevents the breakdown of collagen
reduces the formation of leukotrienes
inhibits phospholipase A2
inhibits platelet aggregation
increases cyclic AMP
sparing effect on epinephrine (adrenaline)
protects pancreatic beta cells from free radical damage
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