The Rundown on Rutin: Harnessing Nature’s Anti-inflammatory Powers

Andrea Breaux
4 min readDec 3, 2023

Inflammation is a natural response of the immune system to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can lead to various diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. To keep inflammation in check, it is crucial to exercise, maintain a healthy diet, and manage stress. Rutin, a plant pigment found in various foods has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can help reduce inflammation in the body, protect the body from damage caused by free radicals, and improve blood circulation. Incorporating rutin-rich foods into your diet can help boost your health and well-being, especially in colder months.

“Uh-oh, I’ve seen that look before.”

Annie laughed and feigned surprise, “Honestly LJ I don’t know what you’re talking about, but I do have some exciting news to share with you.”

“Is this going to involve money, or do I have to plan another veggie garden expansion?”

“It doesn’t involve money, but I do think we need to look at the possibility of planting buckwheat.”


“I’ve been researching a powerful nutrient known as rutin, which is found in certain foods like buckwheat. It has several health advantages that are worth exploring. Including:

1. Anti-inflammatory effects: Rutin is capable of lowering inflammation in the body, thus protecting against diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
2. Antioxidant benefits: This compound has high antioxidant potential that shields against cellular harm from free radicals, which can lead to developing illnesses like cancer or cardiovascular problems.
3. Improved circulation: Taking rutin can help promote healthy blood flow and reduce the incidence of clotting, which is a major factor leading to strokes or coronary events.
4. Reduction of malignancy risk: Clinical studies suggest it has anti-cancer properties that inhibit the growth and spread of malignant cells.
5. Lowering diabetes risk: As it regulates sugar levels in the body, eating rutin-rich foods may decrease diabetic disorders by improving insulin sensitivity.
6. Skin improvement: It assists with keeping skin looking younger by alleviating wrinkles and shielding against UV radiation damage.



Andrea Breaux

Andrea started based on her goal to inspire a shift in consciousness that recognizes food-as-medicine as the core of good health.