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Plant Acid

Plant Acid

Plant acids' range of activities varies. They promote the healing of injured tissue and help fight infection. Plant acids often combine with plant protein to rebuild muscle fiber and nerve endings, and may also be involved with enzyme activity. Phenolic acids are one example. Plant acids such as gallic acid may be astringent, inhibit the growth of bacteria and stop bleeding by contracting blood vessels.


References
Field Notes on Traditional Medicine and Nutrition - an accumulation of more than a decade of notes by the Anthropological Research Center, from research in the United States, as well as Canada and other countries. The Center, headed by Dr. John Heinerman, is a private research organization for studies and reports on traditional health concepts. The "Field Notes" data is archival material on file at the Anthropological Research Center; P.O. Box 11471; Salt Lake City, Utah 84147. U.S. telephone 801/521-8824.