In the food industry
Ferulic acid is mainly used for the preparation of natural vanillin, antioxidants, preservatives, cross-linking agents, and performance promoters.
Ferulic acid can inhibit the reproduction of pathogenic bacteria such as Shigella sonnei, Pneumoniae, Enterobacter, Escherichia coli, Citrobacter, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and 11 microorganisms that cause food spoilage.
In cosmetic industry
Ferulic Acid has whitening, freckle, sun protection and other functions.
1. There is good ultraviolet absorption near 290-330nm, ultraviolet rays of 305-310nm are most likely to induce skin erythema.
2. Ferulic acid has a strong anti-oxidant effect and inhibits tyrosinase. It can inhibit skin aging, inhibit melanin formation, and whiten skin.
In Pharmaceutical industry
Mainly used for adjuvant treatment of vascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, glomerular disease, pulmonary hypertension, diabetic vascular disease, vasculitis and so on.
It also has the effect of enhancing hematopoietic function. Therefore, ferulic acid can also be used in the treatment of leukocytes and thrombocytopenia.
Ferulic acid can competitively inhibit the activity of valproate-5-pyrophosphate dehydrogenase in the liver, inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, and thus achieve the purpose of lowering blood lipids.