possible therapeutic applications of oral luteolin are allergies,
chronic inflammatory conditions (respiratory, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal,
etc) atherosclerosis and other vascular disorders, neoplastic disorders,
diabetes and obesity. Externally luteolin can be used for skin allergic/inflammatory
disorders and for skin cancer prevention. Luteolin is a promising
agent for use in ophthalmology: for prevention and treatment of cataract
and of vascular eye disorders.
herbal extracts have been used for a long time as traditional herbal
from Chamomillae requtita (chamomile) and Achillea millefolium L.
(yarrow), are rich in Luteolin and its 7-O-glycosides. They are
well established in traditional medicine for a wide range of beneficial
effects such as antiphlogistic, spasmolytic, analgesic and also
moderate antihistamine properties (111).
Extracts from Cynara scolymus, leaves of artichokes, are known for
such properties as carminative (facilitating the eructation of gas
from the stomach), spasmolytic and anti-emetic (reducing nausea).
The dyspeptic syndrome, chronic gastrointestinal and metabolic diseases
are traditional indications4. Extracts from artichoke also show
hepatoprotective properties, strong antioxidative effects and reduce
the cholesterol biosynthesis. This can be beneficial in artherosclerosis
vulgaris, (thyme) extracts are used for spasmolytic and cough-relieving
effects on bronchial diseases (111).
rotundifolia, an evergreen shrub common to Eastern Asia, is used
in Chinese medicine for the treatment of inflammation, headache
and neuralgia (113)
the bee glue, is also rich in Luteolin and its 7-O-glycosides. It
is traditionally used in ointments and creams for the treatment
of a variety of ulcers and eczemas (111).
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