Diosmin is a flavone, a member of the flavonoid family. Diosmin aglycone is diosmetin. It can be found in Teucrium gnaphalodes, a plant endemic to the Iberian Peninsula.
- Diosmin is used for treating various disorders of blood vessels including hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation in the legs (venous stasis), and bleeding (hemorrhage) in the eye or gums. It is also used to treat swelling of the arms (lymphedema) following breast cancer surgery, and to protect against liver toxicity. It is often taken in combination with hesperidin, another plant chemical.
- Chronic Venous InsufficiencyDiosmin may help treat chronic venous insufficiency, according to a study published in the Serbian journal Acta Chirurgica Lugoslavica in 2008.
- HemorrhoidsSeveral studies indicate that diosmin may be beneficial in the treatment of hemorrhoids.
- High Blood PressurePreliminary research suggests that diosmin may help keep blood pressure in check.
- DiabetesDiosmin shows promise in the treatment of diabetes, according to a preliminary study published in Chemico-Biological Interactions in 2012.
- Diosmin is safe for most people when used short-term for up to three months. It can cause some side effects such as stomach and abdominal pain, diarrhea, and headache.Do not take diosmin for more than three months without medical supervision.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of diosmin during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
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