Pomegranates also contain ellagic
acid, which has been investigated for its cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory effects.
acid, a dimer of gallic acid, has been reported to impart anti-inflammatory, antitumor, immunomodulatory, and antifungal activities.
The present study aims to investigate the therapeutic and protective effects of ellagic
acid (EA) on the toxicity of the liver induced by D-Galactosamine (D-GaIN) in rats.
4 THEY contain ellagic
acid which helps to neutralise free radicals thus preventing damage to cell membranes and increasing anti-cancer activity in the body.
Strawberries also contain a powerful antioxidant known as ellagic
acid that prevents the destruction of collagen that leads to wrinkle formation.
Polyphenols from plant origin such as ellagic
acid, gallocatechins, chlorogenic, sitosterol, ferulic acids and catechins are thought to be potent anti-carcinogenic or anti-mutagenic regimes (Reddy et al.
The study said that ellagic
acids that form inside vineyard grapes help delay the growth of fat cells while simultaneously slowing down the development of new fat cells.
Consider the anti-inflammatory properties of omega-3 fish oil, vitamin E, curcumin (turmeric), ellagic
acid, garlic oil and extra virgin olive oil.
3 THEY'RE AN ANTI-OXIDANT THE fruit - classed as a berry - is rich in the phenol antioxidant ellagic
acid, which is thought to have anti-cancer properties, although these have not yet been proven.
Raspberries have similar qualities, and contain a phytochemical called ellagic
acid, which is associated with reduced cancer risk, and the antioxidant quercetin, which may help improve cholesterol levels.
acid was purchased from AbcamBiochemicals (Cambridge, United Kingdom).
Hydrolysis of some of tannins yields the simple, seven-carbon gallic acid, others give ellagic
acid or other phenolic acids [3-4].