One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A compound of the flavonoid class found in common rue, buckwheat, capers, and other plants, and sometimes taken as a dietary supplement.
- ‘The most common flavonoid-containing supplements are Pycnogenol, grape seed extract, citrus flavonoids, quercetin, rutin, and soy isoflavones.’
- ‘The plant chemical rutin, which is a flavonoid, is partly responsible for this and also helps to rebuild the collagen fibres that maintain the outer layers of the vessels.’
- ‘The plants growing higher than 800 m above the sea level contained, on average, 4-fold higher amounts of rutin than plants growing lower than 200 m above the sea level.’
- ‘We were fascinated by your use of rutin, since this flavonoid is a constituent in many herbs, including chamomile, elderberry and hawthorn.’
- ‘A recent study published in Clinical Rheumatology showed that a combination of the amino acids trypsin and bromelain combined with rutin relieved pain just as well as many drugs.’
Mid 19th century: from Latin ruta ‘rue’ + -in.
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