Overview

Rutin is a plant pigment that is found in certain fruits and vegetables. Buckwheat, Japanese pagoda tree, and Eucalyptus are sources of rutin.

Rutin is also found in lime tree flowers, elder flowers, hawthorn, rue, St. John's Wort, Ginkgo, apples, and other fruits and vegetables. Rutin might have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. It might also offer some protection against cancer and other diseases.

Rutin is commonly used for autism, aging skin, airway infections caused by exercise, and many other purposes, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.

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