Inhibition of Borrelia Burgdorferi-Induced TLR2-NFκB Canonical Signaling by Gallic Acid through Targeting the CD14+ Adaptor Protein and p65 Molecule
- numerous fruits (strawberries, grapes, bananas, blueberries, apples, mangos, pomegranates, mulberries, guavas, blackcurrants, and avocados)
- nuts: walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts
- red wine
- green tea
It’s been known that it may help modulate the immune system and act as a natural defense against microbial infections including foodborne pathogens like Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, Listeria monocytogenes, and Staphylococcus aureus, and pseudomonas, as well as a bacteria found in your mouth called Streptococcus mutans. It also appears to be anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, reduce oxidative stress and fat storage in the obese by improving insulin signaling, and neuroprotective. Source
This recent study showed that Quercus infectoria gall (Aleppo Oak) and its active constituent, gallic acid, showed remarkable activity against vaginal pathogens: Candida spp., Gardnerella vaginalis, Escherichia coli, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus agalactiae, Trichomonas vaginalis and Lactobacillus acidophilus.
The study mentions: The antimicrobial and anti-trichomonas activity of extract was more than gallic acid. It seems that ethanolic extract of Quercus infectoria gall could inhibit the growth of vaginal pathogens.
Regarding this specific small tree, galls form on young branches when gall wasps sting the tree and deposit their larvae causing a chemical reaction with resulting hard balls (galls) to be formed. These galls contain the highest naturally occurring level of tannin, as well as a number of other compounds including about 2-4% of gallic and ellagic acid. Once again showing the marvels of nature in producing things that help human health.