Apigenin (4',5,7-trihydroxyflavone) is a flavonoid compound naturally found in different vegetables and herbs, particularly parsley and chamomile (Sung, J Cancer Prev 2016). Apigenin has been shown to have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, sedative, and other potentially beneficial activities in laboratory studies. Based on this evidence, apigenin is promoted for numerous health conditions, including cancer, insomnia, boosting mood, protecting the kidneys, lowering blood pressure, controlling blood sugar, and preventing heart disease, but there is no convincing evidence that apigenin provides a significant benefit in any of these conditions.
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