— Life Line Foods
Rutin is a plant pigment (flavonoid) that is found in certain fruits and vegetables. Rutin is used to make medicine. The major sources of rutin for medical use include buckwheat, Japanese pagoda tree, and Eucalyptus. Other sources of rutin include lime tree flowers, elder flowers, hawthorn, rue, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo, apples, and other fruits and vegetables.
Rutin is most commonly used for swelling in the arms or legs caused by damage to the lymph system (lymphedema) and osteoarthritis. It is also used for autism, or on the skin for sun protection, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Bennfits of Rutin:
- Helps blood circulation
- Prevents blood clots
- Lowers cholesterol
- Reduces arthritis pain
High amounts of rutin occur naturally in foods like buckwheat, asparagus, unpeeled apples, figs, black tea, green tea, and elderflower tea. Eating an apple or figs, or drinking a glass of green tea, can automatically introduce more rutin into your diet.
You can also incorporate more rutin-dense foods into your routine with recipes like these: