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Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Jun;16(3):171-182.

Bee Pollen Flavonoids as a Therapeutic Agent in Allergic and Immunological Disorders.

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1
Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran.
2
Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran AND Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
3
Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, North Tehran Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
4
Immunology, Asthma and Allergy Research Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

Bee pollen grains, as the male reproductive part of seed-bearing plants contain considerable concentrations of various phytochemicals and nutrients. Since antiquity, people throughout the world used pollens to cure colds, flu, ulcers, premature aging, anemia and colitis. It is now well-documented that some bee pollen secondary metabolites (e.g. flavonoid) may have positive health effects. In recent years, the flavonoids have attracted much interest because of their wide range of biological properties and their beneficial effects on human health. The current review, points out potential therapeutic effects of bee pollen flavonoids as one of the main bee pollen bioactive compounds in allergic and immunological diseases. Due to the fact that some types of flavonoid components in bee pollen have anti-allergic, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, bee pollen flavonoids can be excellent candidates for future studies including phytotherapy, molecular pharmacology and substitutes for chemicals used in treating allergic and immunological disorders.

KEYWORDS:

Anti-allergic; Anti-inflammatory; Flavonoid; Pollen; Therapeutic applications

PMID:
28732430
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