Helps blood circulation
Traditionally, rutin has long been used to aid circulation. It’s thought that rutin can help strengthen and increase flexibility in blood vessels, such as your arteries and capillaries.
Strengthened blood vessels can improve your overall health. This may help ease related conditions, including bruises, spider veins, and varicose veins. There is also evidence that rutin can aid in treating hemorrhoids (which are caused by swollen veins) and recovering from hemorrhoid removal surgery.
Prevents blood clots
Research shows that rutin can prevent the formation of blood clots in certain animals. This suggests rutin may reduce the risk of blood clots. Preventing blood clots can help lower your chances of developing life-threatening conditions such as:
deep vein thrombosis
If you have a history of heart disease or blood clots, or are on blood thinners, you need to discuss using rutin supplements with your doctor.
There’s sufficient evidence that rutin can help lower LDL cholesterol. In one study, people with diabetes who had a history of hypertension were given 500 milligrams (mg) of rutin once a day. Researchers found a decrease in the plasma LDL cholesterol levels of participants. The study suggests that this is a result of rutin’s antioxidant properties