Type of Compound: Flavonoid

Medical Properties: 

Antioxidant
Anticancer
Anti-inflammatory
Antihyperalgesic
Neuroprotective
Anti-diabetic

Description: Vitexin and isovitexin are active components of many traditional Chinese medicines, and were found in various medicinal plants. Vitexin (apigenin-8-C-glucoside) has recently received increased attention due to its wide range of pharmacological effects, including but not limited to anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, anti-hyperalgesic, and neuroprotective effects. Isovitexin (apigenin-6-C-glucoside), an isomer of vitexin, generally purified together with vitexin, also exhibits diverse biological activities. The latest research has suggested that vitexin and isovitexin could be potential substitute medicines for diversity diseases, and maybe adjuvants for stubborn diseases or health products.

Boiling Point (F): 1485 ± 149 

Boiling Point (C): 807 ± 65

Melting Point (C):

Concentration (% of dry weight): 

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Chemical Formula: C21H20O10

IUPAC Name:  5,7-dihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-6-[(2S,3R,4R,5S,6R)-3,4,5-trihydroxy-6-(hydroxymethyl)oxan-2-yl]chromen-4-one