Luteolin: FAME has introduced one more new product named Luteolin to use as an adjuvant treatment for Chronic Hepaatitis C.
Luteolin is a yellow crystalline compound of flavones ( a common flavonoid ) that exist in many types of plants including fruits, vegetables and in medicinal herbs. Plants rich in luteolin have been used in Chinese traditional medicine for treating various diseases including inflammatory disorders and cancer.
FAME Luteolin contains luteolin extract from Thymus Vulgaris which is a plant contains many phytochemical comounds. The plant has an agreeable aromatic smell and a warm pungent taste. The essential oil of the plant is strongly antiseptic and thus is one of the most important oils used in aromatherapy such as in perfumes, soaps, toothpastes and mouthwashes.
It also acts as a powerful detoxifying agent and making it one of many liver detoxification foods. According to the research done by the Fudan University in China and Kaohsiung Medical university of Taiwan, Luteolin displayed an anti-HCV activity and anti-tumor activity.
Hepatitis C is a major global health burden with an estimated 160 million infected individuals worldwide. This long term disease evolves slowly and often leading to chronicity and is linked to the development of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma.