Quercetin, a widely distributed flavonoid know as a flavanol. It is found in almost all vascular plants and plays a role in protecting the plant from UV radiation Quercetin is like that post menopausal lesbian aunt who is as horny as a 19 year old just gone to university for the first time as she activates estrogenic receptors, behaving like the female sex hormone. You go girl!!! Coming in at 302.2 g/mol, she is over average size, but has a melting point at 316C. Insoluble in water, but soluble in alkaline solutions She also gets around as bit as quercetin gets transferred in to honey from various sources, hitching a ride on our friends the bees. Being a lady of a certain age she does have a distinctive bitter flavour and is found in red onion, kale, radish and good old cannabis She does prefer things old school and is mother natures close friend as increased levels in organically grown tomatoes have been found in studies when compared to hydroponically grown, suggesting that mycorrhizal fungus play a role in its production. Further support comes from the highest concentration in onions is found in a ring around the root. She has been shown to have anti-cancer properties in vitro, however there are no live studies that have proven to be effective. It does though have antifungal, antioxidant properties. Her antiviral properties could be useful right now, with coronavirus on the loose and will kick it into shape.
Dr Callie Seamen PhD