In this current age of information, it seems as if there is a new health product or super food being presented to us every other week, and sold to us as something beneficial and essential to our health. Many of us have followed suit and tried various products and food items, only to discover that the health benefits being claimed are, at best, overexaggerated. However, there are indeed many health products and foods that are as beneficial as some claim, and at times even more beneficial than initially thought. One of these foods, Luteolin, is becoming more known for how powerfully beneficial it is in adding balance to our health, as well as addressing certain health conditions.
To be precise, luteolin is a food compound, not a complete food, and it can be found in a variety of different natural foods. Many things, from oranges and other citrus fruits, to carrots, broccoli, celery, peppers, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, and oregano, all contain varying amounts of luteolin. Another food that luteolin can be found in is the peanut, where the compound is taken from the hull of the nut. In fact, one of the main sources for the luteolin compound these days are peanuts, as the large commercial peanut industry yields countless amounts of peanut hulls to be used for extraction.
Perhaps the major beneficial property that makes luteolin so useful is its anti-inflammatory abilities. Much like other better-known antioxidants, luteolin’s anti-inflammatory ability functions primarily at the cellular level. Encouraging anti-inflammation at the cellular level, luteolin functions to help bring balance and ease to muscles, joints, and nerves. Luteolin is also known to be an antihistamine, and can otherwise be used in various treatments for diabetes, respiratory disorders, and vision conditions.
Luteolin has been increasingly used for treatments of nervous system issues and conditions, and otherwise to support memory and brain function. By functioning as an anti-inflammatory agent at the cellular level, luteolin has proven to be very helpful in positively affecting brain and neurological conditions that are caused or worsened by nervous and cellular inflammation. In fact, the luteolin compound is increasingly being used for other conditions where inflammation affects the body, especially those where the inflammation is at the cellular level.
As always, in order to learn more about luteolin and the ways that it could benefit your health and well-being, it is best to consult and converse with your physician. Whether it is in a more direct, concentrated form, or taken by eating plant-based foods, as you consume more luteolin, you will likely begin to see some noticeable health benefits.