What Are Flavonoids In Cannabis?

Why Taste Matters With Cannabis Products

Flavonoids are a group of naturally occurring plant compounds that are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. They are responsible for the pigmentation of fruits, vegetables, and other plants.

These compounds help protect plants from disease and the bright colors produced by the flavonoids attract pollinators. Flavonoids are also an important component of the Cannabis sativa plant and play a big role in its many health benefits.

So What Are Flavonoids?

There are over 20 different flavonoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant, each with its own unique set of properties and benefits. Some of the most well-known flavonoids in cannabis include cannaflavin A and B, quercetin, kaempferol, and apigenin.

Flavonoids enhance the effects of other compounds found in cannabis, such as cannabinoids & terpenoids. They are also known to contribute to the plant’s defense system, protecting it from environmental stressors such as UV radiation &  pathogens.

In addition to their many health benefits, flavonoids are also responsible for the vibrant colors and distinctive flavors and aromas found in the cannabis plant.

There are over 20 different types of flavonoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Some of the most well-known flavonoids include:

  • Cannflavin A and B are two unique flavonoids found only in the Cannabis sativa plant, with potent anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Quercetin is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It potentially lowers risk of brain disorders like dementia and may ease allergy symptoms
  • Kaempfero & Apigenin are known to have anti-cancer, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
  • Catechin is  known for its antioxidant properties.
  • Apigenin is known for its anti-diabetic properties, neuroprotective qualities, improving anxiety and depression symptoms, cancer-fighting effects, reducing inflammation
  • Epicatechin is also known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

CBD Oils & Flavonoids

There are three types of CBD oil, which differ based on the amount of filtering done to the oil derived from the cannabis hemp plant.

Full-Spectrum CBD Oil (and thus, full spectrum products) feature all the terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant, with (0.3%) trace amounts of THC. These types of products will give you all the benefits of Entourage Effect.

CBD Isolate removes everything from the oil except for the CBD. Isolate is 99% pure CBD, meaning no other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids.


Understanding Flavonoids and why they are important when it comes to CBD will help you find the best CBD product for your needs. We hope this article has given you clarity and can help guide you on your CBD journey.

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