Rutin, also called rutoside, quercetin-3-rutinoside and sophorin, is a citrus flavonoid glycoside found in buckwheat, the leaves and petioles of Rheum species, and asparagus. Rutin is also found in the fruit of the Fava D'anta tree (from Brazil), fruits and flowers of pagoda tree, fruits and fruit rinds (especially citrus fruits (orange, grapefruit, lemon, lime)) and berries such as mulberry, ash tree fruits and cranberries. Its name comes from the name of Ruta graveolens, a plant that also contains rutin. It is sometimes referred to as Vitamin P, although not strictly a vitamin.
Rutin is the glycoside between the flavonol quercetin and the disaccharide rutinose (α-L-Rhamnopyranosyl-(1→6))-β-D-glucopyranose). In Fava d'anta, the synthetis is done via a rutin synthase activity.
-Rutin has anti-inflammatory effects.
-Rutin can protect capillaries and prevent bruising.
-Rutin can keep the vascular resistance,reduce its permeability.
-Rutin has the antivirus and inhibiting the aldose reductase effects.
-Rutin can help people suffering from arteriosclerosis or high blood pressure.
-Rutin can reduce the brittlement,dispelling lipids from the fat infiltrated liver,Else.
Rutin has a Anti-inflammatory functions, function of Vitamin P, Antivirus effect and restrain the activity of aldose reductase. It used to prevent stroke, hypertension, retinal hemorrhage, purpura, and acute hemorrhagic nephritis. The treatment of chronic bronchitis, efficiency reaches 84.8% and 98%. Troxerutin as its derivatives used in the treatment of burns, arthritis & all kinds of vascular disease, has been the sale of goods abroad. China also produces this drug: the efficiency for cerebrovascular disease 87.8%, cure retinal edema and bleeding 88%.
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