Wikipedia introduces kaempferol with this description: 'Kaempferol is a natural flavonol, a type of flavonoid, found in a variety of plants and plant-derived foods. [Technical information removed.] Kaempferol acts as an antioxidant by reducing oxidative stress. Many studies suggest that consuming kaempferol may reduce the risk of various cancers and kaempferol is currently under consideration as a possible cancer treatment.' (link #1 at the end of this article.)
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Kaempferol research links.
The Wikipedia page lists the potential health benefits of kaempferol with regard to various medical conditions, including cancer (breast, ovarian, leukemia, bladder, prostate, colorectal, gastric, pancreatic, lung), diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and anti-bacterial activity (specifically, in reducing the Helicobacter pylori bacteria which can cause duodenal ulcers or stomach cancer).
The US National Library of Medicine gives the following introduction for a research paper titled ' A review on the dietary flavonoid kaempferol' : 'Epidemiological studies have revealed that a diet rich in plant-derived foods has a protective effect on human health. Identifying bioactive dietary constituents is an active area of scientific investigation that may lead to new drug discovery. Kaempferol (3,5,7-trihydroxy-2-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-4H-1-benzopyran-4-one) is a flavonoid found in many edible plants (e.g. tea, broccoli, cabbage, kale, beans, endive, leek, tomato, strawberries and grapes) and in plants or botanical products commonly used in traditional medicine (e.g. Ginkgo biloba, Tilia spp, Equisetum spp, Moringa oleifera, Sophora japonica and propolis). Some epidemiological studies have found a positive association between the consumption of foods containing kaempferol and a reduced risk of developing several disorders such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Numerous preclinical studies have shown that kaempferol and some glycosides of kaempferol have a wide range of pharmacological activities, including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, anticancer, cardioprotective, neuroprotective, antidiabetic, anti-osteoporotic, estrogenic/antiestrogenic, anxiolytic, analgesic and antiallergic activities.' (link #2 below)
In the abstract of a research paper titled 'A review of the dietary flavonoid, kaempferol on human health and cancer chemoprevention', the website Science Direct writes: 'Significantly, kaempferol inhibits cancer cell growth and angiogenesis and induces cancer cell apoptosis, but on the other hand, kaempferol appears to preserve normal cell viability, in some cases exerting a protective effect.' (link #3 below)
In an independent laboratory test by The University of Georgia, muscadine grapes (esp the skin) were found to have between 0.4 and 1.4 milligrams of kaempferol per 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of fresh fruit. (link #4 below)
Wikipedia. About Kaempferol.
US National Library of Medicine. A review on the dietary flavonoid kaempferol.
Science Direct. A review of the dietary flavonoid, kaempferol on human health and cancer chemoprevention.
US National Library of Medicine. Phenolic content and antioxidant capacity of muscadine grapes.
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