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Anti-inflammatory Potential of Edible Ornamental Flowers Grown in Containers Due to High Anthocyanin Content

Version 1 : Received: 18 October 2021 / Approved: 19 October 2021 / Online: 19 October 2021 (10:14:24 CEST)

How to cite: Łysiak, G.P. Anti-inflammatory Potential of Edible Ornamental Flowers Grown in Containers Due to High Anthocyanin Content. Preprints 2021, 2021100265 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0265.v1). Łysiak, G.P. Anti-inflammatory Potential of Edible Ornamental Flowers Grown in Containers Due to High Anthocyanin Content. Preprints 2021, 2021100265 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202110.0265.v1).

Abstract

Flowers have always accompanied people thanks to their manifold aesthetic properties. Some species have also become a component of human diet. Recent years have seen an increased interest in edible flowers and, consequently, research has been undertaken to determine their chemical composition. Dyes abundantly contained in flowers, whose role is to attract pollinating animals, are recognized substances with health promoting properties. Anthocyanins are a group of dyes that is very common in petals and other parts of flowers. Studies carried out in the twentieth and twenty-first century have found very strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of anthocyanins. Therefore, flowers used by humans for centuries to decorate their surroundings may become an easily available source of nutrients and health-promoting substances. This paper discusses the health-promoting properties of anthocyanins and collects literature on anthocyanin content in edible flowers commonly grown on balconies, terraces and roofs.

Keywords

agroecosystem; urban ecology; perennial and annual flowers; anti-inflammatory; antioxidant properties; biological activity

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Nutrition

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