Chrysin is a flavonoid, a compound found in fruits and vegetables. Flavonoids give plants their color and may have antibacterial effects.
Chrysin generally comes from passionflower (Passiflora incarnata and other Passiflora species) and is found in other plants, like yerba santa, Australian fever tree, eastern white pine, balm of Gilead, black poplar, Baikal skullcap, common skullcap, and genet (Spartium junceum L.), as well as in small amounts in honey and other bee products.
Research has found that chrysin may block aromatase, a compound that turns testosterone into estrogen. Because of this, it is believed that chrysin may help bodybuilders. Chrysin has also been studied for use in heart disease and cancer prevention and treatment. However, evidence is lacking, and more research is needed.

Related Terms

2'-Chlorochrysin, 5,7-dihydroxyflavone, 5,7-dimethoxy-8-iodochrysin, 5,7-dimethoxyflavone, 6-deoxy-6-desmethyl-4-desdimethylamino-tetracycline, 7-(4"-O-acetyl)-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 7-(6"-O-acetyl)-O-beta-D-glucopyranoside, 8-bromo-5-hydroxy-7-methoxychrysin, acacetin-7-O-beta-D-galactopyranoside, alcohols, alkaloids, almindelig passionsblomst (Danish), amino acids, apricot vine, Australian fever-tree, baical skullcap, Baikal skullcap, balm of Gilead, blå passionsblomma (Swedish), black poplar, blaue Passionsblume (German), blauwe passiebloem (Dutch), blue crown passionflower, blue passionflower, blue-crown passionflower, Calicotome villosa, carrot, Cerasus vulgaris Miller, cherry, chrisina (Portuguese - Brazil), Christ's thorn, Chrysanthemum morifolium, clock flower, clock plant, common skullcap, coumarins, crisina (Portuguese - Brazil), Daucus carota Linn., Daucus carota ssp. carota, dietary flavonoids, diethyl chrysin-7-yl phosphate, eastern white pine, Eriodictyon californicum (Hook. et Arn.) Torr., espina de Cristo (Spanish), észak-amerikai golgotavirág (Hunagarian), Eucalyptus globulus Labill., flavone X, flavonoid, fleischfarbene Passionsblume (German), fleur de la passion (French), flor de pasión (Spanish), flower of the five wounds, galangin flavanone, genet, hardy garden mum, honey, kärsimyskukka (Finnish), läkepassionsblomma (Swedish), Leiden Christi (German), lillikoi, Manzana de Mayo, maracuja (Spanish), maracujá (Portuguese - Brazil), maracujá-azul (Portuguese - Brazil), mayapple, maypop, maypop herb, maypop passionflower, meczennica krwista (Polish), Mother-of-God's Star, mučenka jedlá (Czech), mučenka modrá (Czech), Muttergottes-Schuzchen (German), oak-leaved geranium, pasiflora (Spanish), pasionaria (Spanish), pasjonsblomst (Norwegian), Passiflora caerulea, Passiflora coerulea L., Passiflora edulis, Passifloraincarnata, Passifloraincarnate, Passifloraceae (family), passiflore (French), passiflore sauvage (French), passion flower, passion vine, passionblomma (Swedish), passionflower, Passionsblume (German), passionsblomst (Danish), Passionskraut (German), Pelargonium quercifoleum, phenylbenzopyrones, phytoestrogens, Pinus strobus L., Populus balsamifera L., Populus balsamifera var. hortensis, Populus nigra L., Populus tacamahaca Mill., Populus tacamahacca Mill., propolis, Prunus cerasus L., punakas kannatuslill (Estonian), purple passionflower, Scutellaria baicalensis, Scutellaria baicalensis Georgi, Scutellaria galericulata L., Scutellaria macrantha Fisch., sinine kannatuslill (Estonian), Spartium junceum L., sugars, tetraethyl bis-phosphoric ester of chrysin, vill pasjonsblomst (Norwegian), wild passionflower, winterharte Passionsblume (German), yerba santa.
Combination products: ANDRO-6 (containing 625 milligrams of chrysin, 300 milligrams of androstenedione, 150 milligrams of DHEA, 750 milligrams of Tribulus terrestris, 300 milligrams of indole-3-carbinol, and 540 milligrams of saw palmetto).

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These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.