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4-Hydroxyphenyl-beta-D-glucopyranoside; Hydroquinone ß-D-glucopyranoside; p-Hydroxyphenyl ß-D-glucoside
- Is found in damiana (Turnera diffusa), cranberry, blueberry, raspberry, wheat germ, porst, round-leaved wintergreen, bearberry (minimum requirement according to the European Pharmacopoeia 7%), coffee, tea, red wine, and pears and pear leaves
- Is a chemical compound from the group of aryl-β-glucosides and hydroquinones.
- It is converted in the intestine by bacteria to glucose and hydroquinone
- Represents a prodrug as a hydroquinone glucoside
- Poorly absorbable in its original form and cannot reach its site of action in this form
Limitations of Use:
- Hydroquinone, which is derived from arbutin, has liver-damaging effects at higher doses and is suspected of having mutagenic or possibly even carcinogenic effects.
This is the reason for the restrictions in its use:
- Not more than 5 times a year and for 1 week only.
- Not during pregnancy or lactation
- Not for children
- Due to the high tannin content, arbutin-containing drugs, when prepared as a tea, nausea and vomiting is possible, so it should be prepared as a cold macerat
Secondary Plant Ingredients
Secondary metabolites in plants are active plant ingredients, also called phytochemicals.. The demand for Phytochemicals is constantly growing not only for reference substances (for quality tests) , but for high purity ...