Apigenin is a plant pigment and is found in various vegetables and spices. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial and antiviral properties.
How does it work?
Every cell can destroy itself. This mechanism is called apoptosis and is designed to ensure that old or diseased cells destroy themselves before becoming a danger to the body. Cancer cells have developed mechanisms to prevent self-destruction. This allows them to divide and grow continuously. Apigenin reactivates the self-destruction mechanism of cancer cells, thereby killing them.
Apigenin also blocks the cell division of cancer cells, preventing their proliferation.
Cancer cells have the property of spreading and forming distant tumours. This phenomenon is called metastasis. Apigenin inhibits the formation of metastases and thus the spread of cancer cells.
Apigenin also supports the immune defence against cancer.
Against which types of cancer can it be used?
Due to its diverse properties, apigenin can be used against a variety of tumour types. In trials, it has been observed to be effective against the following types of cancer: