Remember when you were a kid, and mom used to say, "eat your greens. They are good for you." It turns out she wasn't wrong after all - they are incredibly good for you. Vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale, and spinach are packed with flavonoids. But what is a flavonoid, you ask? Well, flavonoids are secondary metabolites that act as antioxidants and are well known for their beneficial effects on health. Flavonoids can be found in fruits, grains, tea, coffee, and even cannabis. Let's have a look at cannabis flavonoids. Thanks for stopping by! Why not give something from our farm a try?
What Are Cannabis Flavonoids?As the name suggests, the flavonoids found in the cannabis plant are known as cannabis flavonoids. As we saw earlier, flavonoids are found in various food items. However, certain flavonoids are only found in cannabis plants. These rare flavonoids are known as cannaflavins. Flavonoids play an essential part in our sense of recognition and perception of the cannabis plant. They provide distinguishing qualities that help us differentiate the cannabis strain varieties through our sense of smell and taste. Flavonoids are also responsible for the pigmentation of the cannabis plant. Love the dark green or those deep purple strains of cannabis? You've got to thank flavonoids for that. To sum it up, flavonoids give cannabis its character.
What Do Flavonoids Do?Flavonoids are good for us humans as they provide numerous health benefits. Here is a look at some of them.
- Reduces stress
- Antioxidant agents
- Fights inflammation
What is Kaempferol?Kaempferol is a flavonoid found in various food items like green vegetables, fruits, herbs, and cannabis. It is a highly active flavonoid found in cannabis along with orientin, quercetin, and silymarin. Flavonoids are known for the numerous health benefits they provide. Research shows they are potent antioxidants and also exhibit anti-inflammatory properties. They can also help reduce the risk of life-threatening diseases like cancer.
What are the Health Benefits of Kaempferol?Studies have shown that kaempferol has a protective effect on human health. It helps reduce the risk of chronic and cardiovascular diseases. Similarly, it has more potent antioxidants than vitamins C and E. It wouldn't be wrong to classify kaempferol as a "super antioxidant."
Super AntioxidantAs mentioned earlier, flavonoids like kaempferol fight free radicals in the body. Free radicals are uncharged molecules with an uneven number of electrons and can cause harm to the body. Remember those serial killers in movies that went on a killing spree with no apparent motive? Free radicals are those. They react with other molecules in the body, causing a chain reaction called oxidation, leading to oxidative stress. Oxidative stress can lead to early aging, heart diseases, cancer, and even untimely death. Hence, antioxidants are necessary to fight this dreadful oxidation reaction. And kaempferol is one of the best antioxidants you'll find.
Kaempferol and CancerResearch has shown that kaempferol can modify the apoptosis process. What's apoptosis, you ask? In simple words, it's cell death. Similarly, kaempferol can also fight against or control metastasis (the spread of cancer) and inflammation. Kaempferol helps fight a variety of cancers. Some of them include:
- Colon cancer
- Breast cancer
- Prostate cancer