Pharmacological effects of chlorogenic acid: an overview
Chlorogenic acid, the ester of caffeic and quinic acid, has received considerable recent attention due to its multiple biological and pharmacological effects. Chlorogenic acid is found in a number of plants, including Phyllostachys edulis, Calluna vagaries and Hibiscus sabdariffa. It is rich in the eggplant fruits and abundant in coffee beans. Also, its presence is reported in the apple, pears, tomatoes, carrot, potato and blueberries. It is used as an additive in chewing gum, mints and coffee products. The present mini review discusses about its potent pharmacological effects and reported mechanism of action in brief.