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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Pomegranate seed oil works to protect against skin cancer because of ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant found in large quantities in pomegranates which researches have found inhibits the growth of skin tumours.
Walnuts contain bioactives such as gallic acid, chlorogenic acid and ellagic acid.
The powder is rich in ellagic acid a phenol antioxidant found in some fruits and vegetables.
Berries: Strawberries, raspberries and blackberries are high in ellagic acid, which has been shown to protect animals from esophageal cancer.
They found that pomegranate compounds (luteolin, punicic acid, and ellagic acid) significantly inhibited the growth and spread of highly invasive prostate tumors.
Aside from the obvious vitamins fruits carry, rambutan is full of ellagic acid. The benefit of ellagic acid is found in its anti-cancer properties.
Among the 21 coagulation assays evaluated, the following 6 tests presented a significant prolongation or activity reduction when using 3.8% buffered citrate compared to 3.2% buffered citrate: aPTT-FS (factor-sensitive reagent containing ellagic acid); [dRVVT.sub.Confirm]; [dRVVT.sub.Ratio]; and activity levels of factor V, factor VIII, and protein C (Table 2).
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.
We selected Ellagic acid as the main phytochemical based upon its rest of drug likeliness properties and hydrogen bonding with the amino acids of BCL2 target site BH3.
These included punicalin (peak 1; retention time: 11.2 min), ellagic acid derivative (peak 2; retention time: 12.3 min), galloyl-HHDP-glucose (peak 3; retention time: 17.4 min), castalagin derivative (peaks 4 and 5; retention times: 23.6 and 26.6 min, resp.), granatin B (peak 6; retention time: 26.7 min), ellagic acid rhamnoside (peak 7; retention time: 32.2 min), kaempferol-3-O-glucoside (peak 8; retention time: 32.7 min), kaempferol derivative (peak 9; retention time: 34.9 min), and kaempferol-arabinoside (peak 10; retention time: 38.3 min).
One of the more interesting phenolic acids is the ellagic acid, which exhibits antitumor, antioxidant, antimutagenic, antibacterial, and antivirus features [14, 16-18].