Chrysin, an Important Active Ingredient of Honey: Beneficial Pharmacological Activities and Molecular Mechanism of Action

Adil Farooq Wali, Salma Jabnoun, Maryam Razmpoor, Imra Akbar, Yusra Al Dhaheri, Andleeb Khan, Saeed Alshahrani, Hassan A. Alhazmi, Zuha Imtiyaz

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Abstract

In recent years, public and scientific interest in plant flavonoids has tremendously increased because of their postulated health benefits. Flavonoids are found primarily throughout the plant kingdom and are synthesized as secondary phenylalanine metabolites in plants. This chapter was mainly focused on the flavone chrysin (5,7-dihydroxyflavone), which occurs naturally in many plants, honey, and propolis. Chrysin has been known to have various pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antiviral activities through inhibiting multiple pathways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTherapeutic Applications of Honey and its Phytochemicals
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 2
PublisherSpringer Singapore
Pages409-432
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9789811573057
ISBN (Print)9789811573040
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • 5
  • 7-Dihydroxyflavone
  • Antioxidant
  • Chrysin
  • Flavonoids
  • Pharmacological activities
  • Phenylalanine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Chemistry(all)

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