Naringenin is a type of flavonone – that is, it contains both Vitamin P and citrin. Flavanoid refers to a specific class of diverse biological natural produce that contains the aromatic heterocyclic structure of the component flavan, but, without the nitrogen present in the plants. Flavanoids are basically the organic pigmentation that provides the blue to red colors in flowers, leaves and fruits. ebiochem.com
Apart from the plant pigmentation, flavonoids play a major role in plant development and growth, protects the plant against UltraViolet-B Radiation, helps to form antifungal barriers, and assists in oestrogenic activities, anti-microbial activities and insecticidal properties. It also helps in plant reproduction.
Naringenin seems to protect LDLR-deficient mice from the obesity effects of a high-fat diet. Naringenin lowers the plasma and hepatic cholesterol concentrations by suppressing HMG-CoA reductase and ACAT in rats fed a high-cholesterol diet. Naringenin has also been shown to reduce hepatitis C virus production by infected hepatocytes (liver cells) in cell culture. This seem to be secondary to Naringenin ability to inhibit the secretion of very-low-density lipoprotein by the cells. The antiviral effects of naringenin are currently under clinical investigation. ebiochem.com
It has strong antibacterial to staphylococcus aureus, escherichia, dysentery and salmonella typhi have strong antibacterial function. It also has effect on fungi, 1000 PPM spray to rice can reduce Magnapor oryzae infection by 40-90% and no toxicity to human and livestock. ebiochem.com