Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata, India
*Corresponding Author: Bitasta Mandal, Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, School of Medical Sciences, Adamas University, Kolkata, India.
Received: August 22, 2022 Published: September 27, 2022
The current article describes the possible and potential areas of research with respect to flavonoids which are one of the most efficacious naturally occurring compounds which can be explored as a pharmaceutical and cosmeceutical. Flavonoids are phytoconstituents having multiple phenolic groups which have the basic skeleton of diphenylpropane (C6-C3-C6) in which a heterocyclic pyran ring is connected to two aromatic rings. According to their chemical structure flavonoids are categorised into different types such as flavones, isoflavones, flavonols, flavanones, flavanonols, flavanols or catechins, anthocyanins and chalcones. Diverse sources of flavonoids exist in nature widening the scope and opportunities in the area of research and development for the pharmaceutical industry. Flavonoids have a wide spectrum of pharmacological activities ranging from antioxidant, anticancer, cardioprotective, immunomodulator, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antiviral and so on. Flavonoids are one of the most potent antioxidants due to their ability to reduce the activity of reactive oxygen species making them the potential candidates for the treatment of a wide range of disorders linked to enhance oxidative stress in the body. Due to their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and soothing effects they are currently the target for cosmeceutical industry as well. These facts point towards the immense opportunities and potential of flavonoids in the area of drug discovery and development.
Keywords: Flavonoids; Phytoconstituents; Pharmaceutical; Cosmeceutical
Citation: Bitasta Mandal. “Flavonoids: The Miracle Molecules of Nature". Acta Scientific Pharmacology 3.10 (2022): 60-62.
Copyright: © 2022 Bitasta Mandal. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.