In humans, oxidative stress is thought to be involved in the development of Parkinson' s
disease, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, heart failure, myocardial infarction and depression.
Myricitrin, a botanical flavone, is abundantly distributed in the root bark of Myrica cerifera, Myrica
esculenta, Ampelopsis grossedentata, Nymphaea lotus, Chrysobalanus icaco, and other plants. Considering
the abundance of its natural sources, myricitrin is relatively easy to extract and purify. Myricitrin
reportedly possesses effective anti-oxidative, anti-inflammatory, and anti-nociceptive activities, and
can protect a variety of cells from in vitro and in vivo injuries. Therefore, our current review summarizes
the research progress of myricitrin in cardiovascular diseases, nerve injury and anti-inflammatory,
and provides new ideas for the development of myricitrin.