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Protocatechuic Acid

Table II.31: Protocatechuic acid (ii.6113782121-124)

Protocatechuic acid is a phenolic acid found in many different healthful herbs and vegetables. Examples include açaí­, bilberry, centaury, cinnamon, eucalyptus, giant knotweed, grapes, hibiscus, horsetail, lemon balm, mango, onions, and red sage. Even malt in beer contains this beneficial phenolic acid!

Nutritional and herbal medical research suggests that these foods, herbs, spices, and beverages have beneficial effects. They may help with thinning hair, prevent cancer, manage stress, treat keloids, and fight diabetes.


Studies indicate that protocatechuic acid has the following beneficial properties that could help keep you healthy:

Derived from hydroxybenzoic acid. (ii.37)
Vaccinium myrtillus(ii.15)
Centaurium erythraea(ii.15)
Cinnamomum verum(ii.15)
Eucalyptus globulus(ii.15)
Polygonum cuspidatum(ii.15)
Hibiscus sabdariffa(ii.15)
Equisetum arvense(ii.15)
Also referred to as bee balm. (ii.15)
Mangifera indica(ii.82)
Common called danshen in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (ii.15)

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