Vitexin is a flavonoid as found in passionflower, mung bean, bamboo, millet, chasteberry, and hawthorn.
Links to Plants Containing Vitexin
The listings of research below represents a compilation of scientific articles found on the topic, with a very brief overview description of each article/study. This compilation of research articles does not necessarily imply that there are adequate results to demonstrate safe and/or effective human use of any herb listed.
- Two major phenolics from mung bean extract: vitexin and isovitexin showed significant inhibitory activities against the formation of glucose. From: Peng, X., Zheng, Z., Cheng, K. W., Shan, F., Ren, G. X., Chen, F., & Wang, M. (2008). Inhibitory effect of mung bean extract and its constituents vitexin and isovitexin on the formation of advanced glycation endproducts. Food Chemistry, 106(2), 475-481.
- Vitexin and isovitexin from Ficus deltoidea reduced the blood glucose levels in rodents without toxicity at a dose of 2 g per kg. From: Choo, C. Y., Sulong, N. Y., Man, F., & Wong, T. W. (2012). Vitexin and isovitexin from the Leaves of Ficus deltoidea with in-vivo α-glucosidase inhibition. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 142(3), 776-781.
- Vitexin from millet showed antithyroid activity in rats. From: Gaitan, E. D. U. A. R. D. O., Cooksey, R. C., Legan, J., & Lindsay, R. H. (1995). Antithyroid effects in vivo and in vitro of vitexin: a C-glucosylflavone in millet. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 80(4), 1144-1147.
- Vitexin from Acer palmatum showed to be a potential preventative of UV-induced adverse skin reactions and damage caused by free radical production. From: Kim, J. H., Lee, B. C., Kim, J. H., Sim, G. S., Lee, D. H., Lee, K. E., … & Pyo, H. B. (2005). The isolation and antioxidative effects of vitexin from Acer palmatum. Archives of pharmacal research, 28(2), 195-202.
- The flavonoid vitexin from Aloysia citriodora contributed to the spasmolytic effect on rat duodenum. From: Ragone, M. I., Sella, M., Conforti, P., Volonté, M. G., & Consolini, A. E. (2007). The spasmolytic effect of Aloysia citriodora, Palau (South American cedrón) is partially due to its vitexin but not isovitexin on rat duodenums. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 113(2), 258-266.
By: Kathy Sadowski