What are the medical uses of caffeic acid?

Caffeic acid is a substance that a lot of people don’t understand, what is what kind of substance? Caffeic acid is mainly found in ranunculus, rosacea, and Ambrosia, as well as in peppermint, dandelion, valerian, eucommia, polygonum, and lemon peel. In addition, it is also abundant in finished coffee, lemon, and hawthorn. Caffeic acid is a phenolic acid compound, which is a pale yellow crystalline powder, easily soluble in hot water and cold ethanol, but not in cold water. It contains unsaturated double bonds in its molecular structure and is easy to be oxidized, and has poor stability in alkaline solution. When the caffeic acid aqueous solution meets ferric chloride, the solution will appear green.

Caffeic acid is an important pharmaceutical raw material, widely used in the field of medicine, it plays a positive role in anti-cancer, cardiovascular protection, immune regulation, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and other aspects.

The clinical application of caffeic acid is mainly to stop bleeding and prevent thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, essential thrombocytopenia, and aplastic leukopenia caused by tumor chemotherapy. Caffeic acid is quickly absorbed by the human body. Generally, the drug effect can reach its peak within 30 minutes after taking it. About half of the caffeic acid will be absorbed by the human body, mainly in the small intestine, and absorbed and densely distributed in the blood, kidney, and other organs, but a small amount of caffeic acid will penetrate the blood-brain barrier and placental barrier.

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