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A yellow flavonol, C15H10O6, found in glycoside form in tea and in many vegetables and fruits. It is an antioxidant and is thought to have anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties.
[Kaempferia, genus of the Southeast and East Asian plant Kaempferia galanga, used as an aromatic in Asian cuisines, from which kaempferol was first isolated (the genus being named by Carolus Linnaeus after Engelbert Kaempfer (1651-1716), German naturalist and traveler in Asia whose works included the first botanical descriptions of many Asian plants by a European) + -ol.]
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