Flavonoids (Aka bioflavanoids) - Foods & Herbs List
AYURVEDIC PERSPECTIVE ON FLAVONOIDSFlavonoids are a colorful type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, and/or antiallergen effect.
Flavonoids are a type of polyphenol. As all polyphenols, they have a strong antioxidant effect. They are present in plants due to their ability to collect electrons. This property makes them useful as secondary photosynthesizers - where they collect electromagnetic radiation from the sun.
Many flavonoids have an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant effect, optimizing the integrity of cells, and prevent damage to collagen. As they improve cell to cell adhesion, they calm allergic reactions and have an anti-allergen effect.
OTHER HERB ACTIONS AFFECTING HEART-CIRCULATION-BLOOD
HELPFUL FOR*'Flavonoids' may be helpful for these symptoms and causes below.
Blood and Circulation
About the AuthorJohn Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda biocharacteristics. His approach to Ayurveda is clinical, yet exudes an ease which many find enjoyable and insightful. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda, offering professional clinical training in Ayurveda for over 15 years.
John's interest in Ayurveda and specialization in digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, as well as public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well. Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and 6 kids, and pursuing his love of theology, philosophy, and language.
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