ellagic acid


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ellagic acid

(ĭ-lăj′ĭk)
n.
A yellow crystalline compound, C14H6O8, that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.

ellagic acid

A potent antagonist of the mutagenicity induced by bay region diol oxides or aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g., the ultimate carcinogenic metabolite of benzo[a]pyrene). Ellagic acid is present in cherries, strawberries and grapes, and may explain in part the anticarcinogenic effects of a fruit-rich diet.

ellagic acid

Nutrition A phenol that inhibits nitrosamine-induced esophagus and lung CA Source Fruits. See Fruits & vegetables.

ellagic acid

An antioxidant and anticancer polyphenol found in strawberries, raspberries, and pecans, among other foods.
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Thresiama and Kuttan (1996) induced liver brosis in rats by using CCl4 and studied the antibrotic activity of ellagic acid.
All previously stated activities may be linked to several poly-phenolic complexes present in peels of pomegranate, including a, b-punicalagin, ellagic acid (EA) and some flavonoids (rutin, quercetin and catechin).
Also ellagic acid (VII) which is obtained by aerial oxidation of gallic acid [1, 16, 20].
Gallic acid (peak 1), catechin (peak 2), chlorogenic acid (peak 3), caffeic acid (peak 4), ellagic acid (peak 5), rutin (peak 6), isoquercitrin (peak 7), quercitrin (peak 8), quercetin (peak 9), and kaempferol (peak 10).
They're also especially rich in ellagic acid, an antioxidant that's linked to inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Ellagic acid food such as raspberries, walnuts and pecans also help protect against cancer, as this acid destroys cancerous cells and aids the immune system.
Ellagic acid is a natural phenol antioxidant found in a number of vegetables and fruits.
Ellagic acid (2, 3, 7, 8-tetrahydroxy [2] benzopyrano(5, 4, 3,-cde) [2] benzopran-5, 10-dione) is a naturally occurring polyphenolic compound which has been reported to be involved in a wide range of pharmacological activities such as such as antioxidant [10], anticancer [11], antiallergic [12], antimalarial [13], antiwrinkle [14], antiglycative and anti-inflammatory activities.
ELLAGIC ACID FURTHER SLASHES ACID AND INFLAMMATION LEVELS