Luteolin is a ; more specifically, it is one of the more common . It is thought to play an important role in the human body as an , a scavenger, an agent in the prevention of , a promoter of metabolism, and an modulator. These characteristics of luteolin are also believed to play an important part in the prevention of . Multiple research experiments describe luteolin as a biochemical agent that can dramatically reduce inflammation and the symptoms of .
Luteolin is most often found in leaves, but it is also seen in celery, thyme, dandelion, rinds, , blossom and pollen. It has also been isolated from tomentosa. Dietary sources include celery, green pepper, thyme, , tea, carrots, olive oil, peppermint, rosemary and oregano.