There are a lot of flavonoids that have been identified in plants during recent years, the most famous of which you have probably heard of – vitamin C. Another one that is good to know is quercetin. It is found in a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. You can find the highest concentration in the peel of the fruit. Read this post about this infamous nutrient from Bendigo naturopathy near me.

Health Uses of Quercetin

This nutrient has a lot of different actions including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, and cardioprotective.

All the studies done on different flavonoids have shown that quercetin consistently shows the most activity in managing allergies. Specifically, it helps to prevent the release of histamine from mast cells and basophils. This makes it useful in the management of hay fever, where it has been shown to ease itchiness and swelling of the eyes.

Further research needs to be done to determine exactly how effective quercetin is in helping other conditions, but it has been shown to be beneficial in treating chronic diseases. These include diabetes, osteoarthritis, neurodegeneration, and cardiovascular disease.


Quercetin is well tolerated by most people and adverse effects are rare. It does interact with numerous other drugs as they are metabolised in the liver. Make sure you get professional advice regarding dosage amount and timing if you are taking other medications. Schedule your appointment easily with a naturopath near Bendigo here.

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