Perks of Quercetin

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S. S. Mohite, S.A. Shedge, M.M.Thorat


Extensive research has been conducted on the utilization of quercetin, a type of bioflavonoid, as a therapeutic intervention for metabolic and inflammatory disorders. Flavonoids are a ubiquitous class of dietary compounds that can be sourced from a diverse range of food items, such as fruits (notably citrus), green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts, flowers, trees, broccoli, olive oil, apples, onions, green tea, red grapes, red wine, dark cherries, and berries like blueberries and cranberries. Foods and beverages such as tea, red wine, apples, cherries, and berries are known to contain substantial quantities of flavonoids. Prior research has demonstrated the efficacy of this treatment in addressing a range of conditions, such as cancer, oxidative stress, inflammation, viral and bacterial infections, aging, and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Although numerous in vitro and in vivo investigations have been conducted to explore the biological activity of quercetin across various cell lines and animal models, the metabolic mechanisms underlying its impact on human physiology remain elusive. Further clinical studies with a large sample size are required to establish the optimal dosage and administration regimen of quercetin for the management of red blood cell dysfunction.

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