In this current age of information, it seems like every other week there is a new health product or super food being presented to us as something beneficial that we need. After following suit and trying various products and food items, many of us have come to realize that a large number of those claims of such things being beneficial are very often overexaggerated. Yet, there are, in fact, many health products and foods that are actually as beneficial as some claim them to be, and at times even more beneficial than what most have thought. Luteolin is one of these foods which has recently gained in popularity for its powerful benefits in balancing our health, as well as addressing certain health conditions.
To be accurate, luteolin is not actually a food, but a food compound that is 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 great source of luteolin is the peanut, where the compound can be taken from the hulls of the peanut. 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.
Luteolin has gained more notice in health circles because of its beneficial anti-inflammatory properties and abilities. Similar to other, better-known antioxidants, the anti-inflammatory ability of luteolin functions primarily at the cellular level. As an anti-inflammatory agent at the cellular level, luteolin can help bring balance and ease to muscles, joints, and nerves. Luteolin is also used as an antihistamine, and can furthermore be used in various treatments for respiratory conditions, vision disorders, and even diabetes.
Luteolin has been increasingly used for treatments of nervous system issues and conditions, and otherwise to support memory and brain function. Being an anti-inflammatory agent at the cellular level, luteolin has been shown to be very beneficial in treating brain and neurological conditions that are caused or worsened by the inflammation of relative cells and nerves. In fact, for the many different conditions in the body that are caused or influenced by varying forms of inflammation, especially if cellular, the luteolin compound is increasingly being used for treatments.
As always, you should consult with your physician to learn more about luteolin, and how it could potentially add benefits to your health and well-being. Whether you consume it by eating proper plant-based foods or take it in a more direct, concentrated form, you will likely see noticeable health benefits as you take more luteolin into your system.