Flavonoids play a role in the color and aroma of flowers to assist in attracting pollinators and are involved in seed and spore germination. During growth, they help the plant filter light and protect them from mold, mildew, and pests. Flavonoids are suspected to play an influential role in the effect that cannabis produces but are currently the least studied of the compounds in cannabis. They are a key area of investigation for scientists studying the health effects of plant consumption and have been studied for their antiviral, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective and regenerative, anti-oxidative, and anti-cancer effects. There is significant need for additional studies on how flavonoids interact with cannabinoids and terpenes. 

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