FERULIC ACID: A NATURAL ESSENTIAL COMPOUND HAVING POTENTIAL INDUSTRIAL AND MEDICINAL PROPERTIESAbstract
The ubiquitous compound 4-Hydroxy-3-methoxy cinnamic acid, also known as ferulic acid, constitute. A bioactive ingredient of many food that may offer a potential therapeutic effects useful in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, lung and cardiovascular disease. It is also effective against the disorders relative to oxidative stress, including certain neurodegenerative diseases. Ferulic acid is widely distributed in plants in either free or conjugated forms. Overall the pharmaceutical potential of ferulic acid can be attributed to its ability in scavenging free radicals. In recent years, it is also known to inhibit HNG-CoA reductase and activate glucokinase, thus contributing to the reduction of hypercholesterolemia and hyperglycemia. This review discusses the different properties of ferulic acid, establishing a relationship to several biological activities. FA is also used in a substantial amount in the food and cosmetic industries. So also, in recent years, it has been used as a cross-linking agent to manufacture edible food films. The review also discusses compound distribution, metabolism, and physiological role uses in the production of vanillin.
Meghna Diarsa and Akshaya Gupte *
Natubhai V. Patel College of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat, India.
05 February 2021
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