ellagic acid

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el·lag·ic acid

A yellow crystalline compound, C14H6O8, that is obtained from tannins and used as a hemostatic.

[French ellagique, from ellag, backward spelling of galle, plant gall, from Latin galla.]
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They are high in ellagic acid, which may prevent insulin resistance, reduce blood sugar and counter inflammation.
P80, which contains a rare combination of five natural polyphenolic antioxidants -tannic acid, gallic acid, gamma-amino butyric acid, ellagic acid and corilagin, is extracted from high quality longan (commonly known as "dragon eye") fruit sourced from Northern Thailand.
Pomegranates also contain ellagic acid, which has been investigated for its cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory effects.
have noted that, while ellagic acid is used as a whitening agent, it can act as a substrate to rather than an inhibitor of tyrosinase, as it is oxidized by the enzyme to an unstable o-quinone.
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.
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.
Hydrolysis of some of tannins yields the simple, seven-carbon gallic acid, others give ellagic acid or other phenolic acids [3-4].