Together with rhamnose, it forms a glycoside quercitrin.
Quercetin also shows remarkable anti-tumour properties. A recent study in the British Journal of Cancer shows that in combination with ultrasound at 20 KHz for 1 minute duration, skin and prostate cancers show a 90% mortality within 48 hours with no visible mortality of normal cells. Note that ultrasound also promotes topical absorption by up to 1,000 times making the use of
Quercetin may have postive effects in combating or helping to prevent cancer, prostatitis, heart disease, cataracts, allergies/inflammations, and respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma.
Foods rich in quercetin include apples, black & green tea, onions (higher concentrations of quercetin occur in the outermost rings), raspberries, red wine, red grapes, citrus fruits, broccoli & other leafy green vegetables, and cherries. A study by the University of Queensland, Australia, has also indicated the presence of quercetin in varieties of honey, including honey derived from eucalyptus and tea tree flowers.
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