8-Prenylnaringenin from hop (Humulus lupulus L.) – a panacea for menopause?

  title={8-Prenylnaringenin from hop (Humulus lupulus L.) – a panacea for menopause?},
  author={Aldona Minecka and Maria Zych and Ilona Kaczmarczyk-Sedlak},
  journal={Herba Polonica},
  pages={34 - 44}
Summary 8-Prenylnaryngenin (8-PN) is the strongest known phytoestrogen (PE). Its main source is the female inflorescences of hops (Humulus lupulus L.). 8-PN, which, in contrast to other PEs, is proven to have stronger activity and higher affinity for the α subtype of estrogen receptor (ER). Therefore, it may be an effective substitute for hormone replacement therapy (HRT). The studies in postmenopausal women have shown its particular effectiveness in reducing hot flashes. However, a strong… 
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