July 23, 2016


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What other names is Chrysin known by?

5,7-Chrysin, 5,7-Dihydroxyflavone, Chrysine, Flavone X, Flavonoid, Flavonoïde, Galangin Flavanone, Galangine Flavanone.

What is Chrysin?

Chrysin belongs to a class of chemicals called flavonoids. It occurs naturally in plants such as the passionflower, silver linden, and some geranium species; and in honey and bee propolis (glue).

Chrysin is used for bodybuilding; for treating anxiety, inflammation, gout, HIV/AIDS, erectile dysfunction (ED), and baldness; and for preventing cancer.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Athletic performance. Taking chrysin by mouth in combination with steroids and other supplements for 8 weeks does not seem to be effective for enhancing resistance training in athletes.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Anxiety.
  • Inflammation.
  • Gout.
  • HIV infection/AIDS.
  • Impotence.
  • Baldness.
  • Preventing cancer.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of chrysin for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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