Luteolin is a naturally occurring molecule known as bioflavonoid, often found in foods including parsley, artichoke leaves, celery, peppers, olive oil, rosemary, lemons, peppermint, sage, thyme, and many others.
Luteolin is thought to play an important role in the human body as an antioxidant, a free radical scavenger, an agent in the prevention of inflammation, a promoter of carbohydrate metabolism, and an immune system modulator. It may help promote healthy blood glucose levels and help in weight management for Syndrome X. Externally luteolin can be used for skin allergic/inflammatory disorders and for skin cancer prevention.
Luteolin has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, anticancer, and immune-modulating properties to suppress hyperactive immune systems.
Luteolin is a potent hypoglycemic agent and improves insulin sensitivity.