Vitamin P is not actually a vitamin but refers to several substances more accurately called flavonoid or Bioflavonoids that occur naturally in many types of plants. Scientifically proven benefit of taking Bioflavonoids is that they make it easier for the body to absorb vitamin C.
There are also many other claims made about the benefits of vitamin P, including that it can protect against inflammation, boost the immune system, and be used to treat and prevent allergies and cancer but scientists do not yet know how vitamin P works or how effective it is, and there is no recommendation of a daily dosage. Good sources of Bioflavonoids in the diet include dark chocolate, green tea, red wine, apples, citrus fruits, and many other fruits and vegetables.
- It is believed to assist better circulation and stimulate production of bile.
- Used in many treatments as well as prevention of cataracts.
- It strengthens and decrease the permeability of blood vessel walls.
- Protects against infection and blood vessel disease.
- Treats pains caused by athletic sports or injuries.
- It controls low blood cholesterol levels.
- Helps relieve pain in the legs as well as across the back.
- It prevents hemorrhage and rupture of tiny capillaries.
- It can lessen the symptoms of prolonged bleeding, low serum calcium and oral herpes.
- The rutin present in vitamin P is good for lessening bleeding from weak blood vessels.
- Rutin is used to treat chronic venous insufficiency, glaucoma, hay fever, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, poor circulation, cirrhosis, stress & cataracts.
- It prevents accumulation of atherosclerosis plaque.
- It helps reduce the amount of histamine released from the cells.