Apigenin

Last Updated: October 4 2022

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.

Apigenin is most often used for

Summary

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.

What else is Apigenin known as?
Note that Apigenin is also known as:
  • biapigenin (a dimer found in nature)
  • 4' 5 7-Trihydroxyflavone
Apigenin should not be confused with:
  • Genistein
Dosage information

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.

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