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Apigenin CAS No. 520-36-5

Product nameApigenin
CAS NO520-36-5
Apigenin Chemical FormulaC15H10O5
Apigenin Molecular Weight270.24
Specifications95%, 98%
Test MethodHPLC
AppearanceYellow needle crystal
Apigenin Solubility in WaterAlmost insoluble in water, partially soluble in hot alcohol, soluble in dilute KOH solution.

Apigenin, or called apigenina, is a kind of natural flavonoid compounds, which exists as the yellow plant pigment in many plants. Apigenin mainly comes from the apium grhinensis and partly from the chamomile, bee balm, basil, verbena, and yarrow. 

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Apigenin Health Benefits

There are many benefits of Apigenin, as following:

1. Apigenin is a kind of natural antioxidant plant extract. Apigenin antioxidant has the function of lowering blood pressure, relaxing vascular, preventing atherosclerosis and inhibiting tumours. Compared with other flavonoids, apigenin flavonoid has the characteristics of low toxicity and no mutagenicity.

2. Apigenin has the function of inhibiting the carcinogenic activity from the carcinogenic substance. Apigenina extract is used as anti-virus to cure HIV and other virus effects as well as the inhibitor of MAP kinase; Apigenin has the treatments of various inflammations and functions of anti-oxidant, sedation, mind-tranquilization, and antihypertensive.

3. Apigenin benefits for hair with a promotion of the growing of hair. Apigenin can protect the livers, keep bones healthy and sterilize effects.

  • Benefits of Apigenin for Hair Benefits of Apigenin for Hair

    Apigenin is a bioflavonoid compound found in plants and has powerful antioxidant properties. Researchers also believe that Apigenin, which is used for hair loss, may also inhibit a harmful androgen-inducing protein called TGF-B1. This compound of apigenin helps regulate the course of the hair follicle life cycle. Apigenin used in hair follicles may inhibit a compound called TGF-B1. Chamomile tea is a rich source of apigenin. However, drinking tea alone does not cure hair loss.

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  • Apigenin and Cancer Apigenin and Cancer

    Apigenin is a very potent anticancer compound. Highly selective for cancer cells and can selectively induce apoptosis of cancer cells without damaging normal cells, apigenin also has a very high safety threshold and an active (anti-cancer) dose which can be obtained by eating vegetables and fruits. Apigenin beneficially affects most types of cancer.

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  • Benefits of Apigenin for Sleep
    Benefits of Apigenin for Sleep

    Apigenin is a very potent anticancer compound. It is highly selective for cancer cells and can selectively induce apoptosis of cancer cells without damaging normal cells. Apigenin also has a very high safety threshold and an active (anti-cancer) dose can be obtained by eating vegetables and fruits. Apigenin beneficially affects most types of cancer.

What is Apigenin Used for?

Apigenin is one type of citrus aurantium fructus extracts and has health benefits, so apigenin is also made into health products, medicines, and so on.  Apigenin is a flavonoid that has the activity of inhibiting carcinogenic substances. Apigenin can be used as antivirals to treat HIV and other viral infections and as an inhibitor of MAP kinase. Like other bioflavonoids, apigenin reduces oxidative stress, induces cell cycle inhibition, increases the efficacy of liver detoxifying enzymes, and acts to some extent as an anti-inflammatory.

What is Apigenin Mechanism of Action?

Inhibition of NO production: NO is believed to have good effects, such as preventing thrombosis and inflammatory reaction, but it also has certain toxic effects. NO can react with superoxide anion (0-2) to form peroxynitrite (ONOOH). Apigenin is the strongest inhibitor of PGE and nitrite production, significantly superior to other flavonoids. It was found that apigenin plays its role by inhibiting the expression of COX-2 and iNOS at the cellular transcriptional level.

Is Apigenin Safe?

The radiation resistance of Apigenin is particularly strong. Apigenin can prevent a variety of radioactive substances harmful to the human body. Those who often contact the source of radiation can add some apigenin, reducing the radiation damage to a minimum. Apigenin also has a very positive effect on the human liver. Apigenin can improve the ability of the liver to detoxify and prevent damage caused by drugs to the liver. In addition, apigenin can prevent the occurrence of liver fibrosis.

What's Apigenin Supplement Side Effects?

Apigenin is a natural substance that can prevent and combat cancer. However, there are different studies on the effect of apigenin on chemotherapy agents. While the compound kills cancer cells, some cells become resistant to apigenin. In a study of leukaemia cells, the flavonoid was found to reduce the toxicity of the chemotherapy agent adriamycin. This means apigenin could increase the severity of the use of this agent in the treatment of leukemia.

What Foods Are High in Apigenin?

Apigenin is widely distributed in vegetables and fruits in warm tropics, such as celery, garlic, apples, oranges, etc., especially in celery. In addition, apigenin also exists in many Chinese herbal medicines, like ground money, Tibetan snow lotus, plantain, stone rattan, and so on. Apigenin is also found in plant-based beverages such as tea, wine, and some condiments. It is also found in other plants like chamomile, honeybee, Perilla, verbena, and yarrow. Apigenin can be mixed with vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C, etc. And can also be mixed with plant essential oils like chamomile oil, calendula oil, almond oil, etc.

Technical Data Sheet (TDS) of Apigenin Extract Powder

Assay Item


Test Result

Assay( on dry Product)






Pale yellow powder





Heavy metals


















Sulphated ashes



Solvent residue



Particle size

95% through 80 mesh





Mould and Yeast






Escherichia coli



Staphylococcus aureus



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