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Protocatechuic Acid

Protocatechuic Acid

Protocatechuic acid is a phenol found in balm and other plants.

Protocatechuic acid has antiviral properties against many viruses including those which cause herpes simplex, vaccinia, mumps, and Newcastle's disease.


References
Leung, Albert Y. 1980. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredient used in Food, Drugs and Cosmetics. John Wiley and Sons, N Y. 409 pp.

Windholz, Martha, Susan Budavani, et. al. 1976. The Merck Index. Merck and Co., Inc. New Jersey.