Type of Compound: Flavonoid
Description: Apigenin is a color compound that naturally occurs in plants. It can be found in fruits and vegetables, such as parsley, onions, oranges, tea, chamomile, wheat sprouts and some seasonings. Outside of its biological effects, it is a yellow crystalline that is typically used to dye garments.
Its effects on animals have been thoroughly studied, while its effects on humans are unknown. However, apigenin has anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, and antioxidant properties that help combat the development of cancer.
Boiling Point (F): 352 (vaporization)
Boiling Point (C): 178
Melting Point (F):
Melting Point (C):
Concentration (% of dry weight): > 0.1%
Relative Content (%):
Chemical Formula: C15H10O5
IUPAC Name: 5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)chromen-4-one