What are the biological activities of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid?

The precursor to synthesizing complex molecules such as vanillin, anthocyanin, and 3-O-β -D-glucoside is 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid a simple phenolic acid found naturally in tea, brown rice, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and some Chinese herbs, It has anti-inflammation, anti-virus, anti-oxidation, nerve protection, chemical protection and other biological activities.

3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is widely used in the pharmaceutical industry and can be used in the treatment of pediatric pneumonia, acute pyelonephritis, acute pancreatitis, bacterial dysentery, burns and some canker diseases. Of course, the application of 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is not limited to the pharmaceutical field, but also has many applications in the feed, cosmetics and other industries. For example, 3,4-dihydroxybenzoic acid is used as a feed additive, which can help improve the feed conversion rate. Can promote growth and development, but also enhance the disease resistance of livestock and poultry, improve meat quality.

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