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  1. flavonoidnoun

    any of a large class of plant pigments having a chemical structure based on or similar to flavone


  1. flavonoidnoun

    Any of many compounds that are plant metabolites, being formally derived from flavone; they have antioxidant properties.


  1. Flavonoid

    Flavonoids (or bioflavonoids; from the Latin word flavus, meaning yellow, their color in nature) are a class of polyphenolic secondary metabolites found in plants, and thus commonly consumed in the diets of humans.Chemically, flavonoids have the general structure of a 15-carbon skeleton, which consists of two phenyl rings (A and B) and a heterocyclic ring (C, the ring containing the embedded oxygen). This carbon structure can be abbreviated C6-C3-C6. According to the IUPAC nomenclature, they can be classified into:


  1. flavonoid

    Flavonoids are a group of plant-based compounds with diverse beneficial bioactive properties. They have a common structure which includes two phenolic rings and a heterocyclic ring. They are known for their antioxidant activity and are commonly found in fruits, vegetables, grains, bark, roots, stems, flowers, tea, and wine. Flavonoids are generally associated with various health benefits including anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, antiviral, and neuroprotective effects.


  1. Flavonoid

    Flavonoids are a class of plant secondary metabolites. Flavonoids were referred to as Vitamin P from the mid-1930s to early 50s, but the term has since fallen out of use. According to the IUPAC nomenclature, they can be classified into: ⁕flavones, derived from 2-phenylchromen-4-one structure. ⁕isoflavonoids, derived from 3-phenylchromen-4-one structure ⁕neoflavonoids, derived from 4-phenylcoumarine structure. The three flavonoid classes above are all ketone-containing compounds, and as such, are flavonoids and flavonols. This class was the first to be termed "bioflavonoids." The terms flavonoid and bioflavonoid have also been more loosely used to describe non-ketone polyhydroxy polyphenol compounds which are more specifically termed flavanoids, flavan-3-ols. The three cycle or heterocycles in the flavonoid backbone are generally called ring A, B and C. Ring A usually shows a phloroglucinol substitution pattern.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavonoid in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of flavonoid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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    Chamomile tea has been used in traditional medicine to treat many ailments, including insomnia. Chamomile contains the flavonoid apigenin, a compound that binds to the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain, creating a sedative effect.

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