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Chemical structure of  punicalagin
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PubChem 16129869
Molar mass 1084.71 g/mol
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Punicalagin is an ellagitannin, a type of phenolic compounds. It is found in forms alpha and beta in pomegranates (Punica granatum), in Terminalia catappa and Terminalia myriocarpa,[1] and in Combretum molle, the velvet bushwillow, is a plant species found in South Africa.[2] These three genera are all Myrtales and the last two are both Combretaceae.

Health effects[edit]

Punicalagins are the largest molecule found intact in rat plasma after oral ingestion[3] and were found to show no toxic effects in rats who were given a 6% diet of punicalagins for 37 days.[4] Punicalagins are also found to be the major component responsible for pomegranate juice's antioxidant activity.[5]

Punicalagin is water-soluble and has high bioavailability. They are known to hydrolyze into smaller phenolic compounds such as ellagic acid in vivo where one potential mechanism is hydrolysis across the mitochondrial membrane of cultured human colon cells.[6][7]

It is a highly active carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.[8]


  1. ^ Marzouk, M. S. A.; El-Toumy, S. A. A.; Moharram, F. A.; Shalaby, N. M.; Ahmed, A. A. (2002). "Pharmacologically Active Ellagitannins from Terminalia myriocarpa". Planta Medica 68 (6): 523–527. doi:10.1055/s-2002-32549. PMID 12094296. 
  2. ^ Asres, K.; Bucar, F.; Knauder, E.; Yardley, V.; Kendrick, H.; Croft, S. L. (2001). "In vitro antiprotozoal activity of extract and compounds from the stem bark of Combretum molle". Phytotherapy Research 15 (7): 613–617. doi:10.1002/ptr.897. PMID 11746844. 
  3. ^ Cerda et al. Eur J Nutr. 2003 Jan;42(1), pp. 18-28
  4. ^ Cerda et al. J. Agric. Food Chem. 2003, 51, pp. 3493-3501
  5. ^ Gil et al. J Agric Food Chem 2000 48 (10), pp. 4581-4589
  6. ^ Seeram et al. Clin Chim Acta. 2004 Oct;348(1-2), pp. 63-68
  7. ^ Larrosa et al. J Nutr Biochem. 2006 Sep;17(9), pp. 611-625
  8. ^ Satomi, H.; Umemura, K.; Ueno, A.; Hatano, T.; Okuda, T.; Noro, T. (1993). "Carbonic anhydrase inhibitors from the pericarps of Punica granatum L". Biological & Pharmaceutical Bulletin 16 (8): 787–790. doi:10.1248/bpb.16.787. PMID 8220326. 

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Latinos Health
Fri, 05 Feb 2016 02:30:00 -0800

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Thanh Niên

Thanh Niên
Thu, 04 Feb 2016 03:15:00 -0800

Hai chất punicalagin và axit punicic từ hạt lựu là hai loại hợp chất mang lại nhiều lợi ích cho sức khỏe nhất. Punicalagin là chất chống oxy hóa mạnh giúp chống lại các gốc tự do có hại hiệu quả. Axit punicic là một loại axit linoleic liên hợp rất có ...


Thu, 04 Feb 2016 20:55:07 -0800

ডালিম অত্যন্ত স্বাস্থ্যকর একটি ফল। এতে আছে আঁশ, প্রোটিন, ভিটামিন-সি, ভিটামিন-কে, ফলেট, পটাশিয়াম ও সুগার। এক কাপ ডালিম থেকে প্রায় ১৪৪ ক্যালরি পাওয়া যায়। ডালিমে রয়েছে পিউনিক্যালাজিন (punicalagin) ও পিউনিসিক এসিড (punicic acid) নামে দুটি স্বাস্থ্যকর ...


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Health Liputan6.com
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 02:35:33 -0800

Tak hanya itu, seperti dikutip Boldsky, Senin (1/2/2016), delima juga memiliki dua antioksidan yang terkandung di dalamnya, yaitu punicalagin dan asam punicic yang berguna untuk mencegah penyakit jantung, kanker, infeksi bakteri dan alzheimer.
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Může za to vitamin C, karotenoidy (ve formě provitaminu A) a punicalagin, jež rozmetají volné radikály na padrť. A nejenom ty. Poslední výzkumy totiž ukázaly, že jeden z nejstarších druhů ovoce na světě je prospěšný proti některým typům škodlivých ...

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Yahoo Health
Fri, 18 Dec 2015 12:12:24 -0800

Research published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research in 2014 determined that punicalagin, another compound found in pomegranates, may help slow the progression of Alzheimer's by treating brain inflammation. While the latest finding is ...

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Mon, 01 Feb 2016 11:07:30 -0800

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