Chrysin: Pharmacological and therapeutic properties

Life Sci. 2019 Oct 15:235:116797. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2019.116797. Epub 2019 Aug 28.


Chrysin is a promising phytochemical that is categorized under the class of flavonoids based on its chemical structure. Naturally, it is widely present in propolis, honey, passion fruit, and even in mushrooms and other plant sources, whereas its synthetic counterparts are also being employed for pharmacological purposes. It has widely been employed in treatment of various degenerative disorders and provides cytotoxic and anti-inflammatory functions. Its antioxidant and disease preventing abilities are attributed to its structural diversity arising in ring-A and absence of oxygenation in B and C ring. In this review, the scientific studies are being reported emphasizing benefits and its allied health claims on chrysin in numerous metabolic malfunctions.

Keywords: Anti-inflammatory; Antioxidant; Chrysin; Cytotoxic; Flavonoids; Health claims.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / pharmacology*
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic / pharmacology*
  • Antioxidants / pharmacology*
  • Antiviral Agents / pharmacology*
  • Flavonoids / pharmacology*
  • Humans


  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Antineoplastic Agents, Phytogenic
  • Antioxidants
  • Antiviral Agents
  • Flavonoids
  • chrysin