The properties of Chlorogenic Acid
Chlorogenic acid (CGA) is the ester of caffeic acid and (−)-quinic acid, functioning as an intermediate in lignin biosynthesis. The term “chlorogenic acids” refers to a related polyphenol family of esters, including hydroxycinnamic acids (caffeic acid, ferulic acid and p-coumaric acid) with quinic acid. Taken as a dietary supplement or in coffee, chlorogenic acid slightly reduces blood pressure, It has been investigated for possible anti-inflammatory effects.
CGA is a prominent component of Traditional Chinese Medicines and is known for various pharmacological activities such as antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and hepatoprotective.