Medical references and Ellagic Acid

Ellagic Acid - Medical References

Dr. Daniel Nixon
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)


Dr. Nixon began studying Ellagic Acid in 1993, recently published results:


Cervical Cancer Cells - HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) exposed to Ellagic Acid from Red Raspberries experienced apoptosis (normal cell death).

The tests reveal similar results for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon, and prostate cancer cells. In addition, positive responses are observed in: periodontal disease, radiation induced chromosomal damage, slowing the degenerative process of aging, neurodegenerative diseases, diabetic retinopathy.

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Scientific evidence is available that Ellagic acid may impede cancer of the cervix and prostate. Early test in some patients show Ellagic acid is present in cervical-tissue after ingestion of meeker red raspberries. One test has evaluated women with atypical-squamous cells of unknown significance in which there is no therapy or medical evidence available. ASCUS shows about 10% of Papanicolaou-smears in the United States and could indicate approximately 5-million women. Among this sample, females affected with HPV types-16/18 are at most risk risk of growing cervical Tumors at sometime in their livetime. This group of people indicates approximately one-million patients in the USA. In India is one of the 2 prominent cancer effecting females.

Clinicians at the NCHS Maryland, discovered a relation between lowered incidence of heart-attack and elevated absorption of salicylates. They realized that in the course of a 10-year test starting in 1960's, when heart-attack occurrences began to reduce, salicylate use increased due to salicylates in convenience foods which had a synthetic version to add taste and odour.

Ellagitannins are also considered by herbal-medicine practitiners to be useful in addressing the management of diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting and morning-sickness during pregnancy. Herbal practitioners do not advise using meeker red raspberries for these uses at home though red raspberry-leaves are also indicated in many herbal pformulas available in the United States for females with a past recordof miscarriage or complicated pregnancy for the reason of balancing uterine-contractions, morning-sickness, hot-flashes, diarrhoea, and for regulating increased menstrual-flow. Red raspberries are also used as a mauth-gargle for sore-throats.

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