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Gallic acid seems to have anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Gallic acid acts as a antioxidant and helps to protect our cells against oxidative damage. Gallic acid was found to show cytotoxicity against cancer cells, without harming healthy cells. Gallic acid is used a remote astringent in cases of internal haemorrhage. Gallic acid is also used to treat albuminuria and diabetes. Some ointment to treat psoriasis and external haemorrhoids contain gallic acid.
Gallic acid is also used for making dyes and inks. Gallic acid does not combine with protein and has therefore no astringent taste.
Pure gallic acid is a colourless crystalline organic powder. Gallic acid occurs as a free molecule or as part of a tannin molecule.
Gallic acid is found in almost all plants. Plants known for their high gallic acid content include gallnuts, grapes, tea, hops and oak bark.
Gallic acid is an , also found in , , leaves, , and other . Gallic acid is found both free and as part of . and of gallic acid are termed . Despite its name, it does not contain .
Gallic acid is commonly used in the pharmaceutical industry. It is used as a for determining the content of various analytes by the ; results are reported in gallic acid equivalents. Gallic acid can also be used to synthesize the hallucinogenic alkaloid .
Gallic acid was one of the substances used by among other early investigators of to clear the top layer of text off and reveal hidden manuscripts underneath.
Gallic acid is obtained by the hydrolysis of tannic acid with sulfuric acid. When heated above 220°C, gallic acid loses carbon dioxide to form pyrogallol, or 1,2,3-trihydroxybenzene, C 6 H 3 (OH) 3 , which is used in the production of azo dyes and photographic developers and in laboratories for absorbing oxygen.
Gallic Acid Inhibits Histamine Release and Pro-inflammatory Cytokine Production in Mast Cells.