Flavonoids are plant pigments.
They give bright colors to flowers, fruits and vegetables in order to attract insects polinisateurs. They also protect them from UV rays and fungi.
Discovered by Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel Prize of medicine in 1937 with the discovery of the vitamin C, he had initially called them vitamin P because of their efficiencies to reduce the permeability of the blood vessels.
Their therapeutic properties:
They have outstanding anti-inflammatory, immunostimulant, antioxidant, anticoagulant and antitumor qualities.
The latest studies prove that they prevent diabetes, improve cognition and therefore memory, reduce the appearance of hemorrhoids, reduce cardiovascular risks and are more effective than aspirin.
Cannaflavin flavonoids are unique to cannabis and give the flowers their brown hues. For varieties with purplish highlights like Blueberry, they are anthocyanins, purple pigments also known as tannins found in wine.
Cannaflavins B and C are also studied for their antifungal and anticancer potential.