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Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry of Flavonoids

Author(s): Lata C. Potey*, Tumme Dhanashri and Sabale Prafulla

Flavonoids commonly known as polyphenolic compounds most abundantly found in plant-originated foods, All naturally occurring Flavonoids can be classified into flavonoids, flavones, flavonols, flavanones, isoflavones, and anthocyanidins. They have been demonstrated to possess various potential activities such as strong antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, anticancer, and disease-preventing properties especially for various degenerative diseases such as cancers and cardiovascular diseases. This review has summarizes the key differences in pharmacokinetic properties such as log P, log Kp, solubility, half-life, absorption, metabolism etc. and focussed various biological activities of flavonoids and flavones.