A Review on Pharmacological Activities of Vanillic Acid and its Derivatives


  • Anil Malik Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, India
  • Anurag Khatkar Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, India
  • Saloni Kakkar Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak-124001, India




Phenolic acids, vanillic acid, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antinociceptive


Vanillic acid is a type of phenolic acid which occurs widely in natural products. As phenolic acids possess a lot of pharmacological activities, a number of extracts from different natural sources containing vanillic acid were checked for their various biological profiles by different methods. Vanillic acid was found as a good antimicrobial, antioxidant, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-inflammatory, antiulcer and antinociceptive agent. Vanillic acyl hydrazone derivatives were found as novel antimicrobial compounds.


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Malik, A., Khatkar, A., & Kakkar, S. (2023). A Review on Pharmacological Activities of Vanillic Acid and its Derivatives. Indo Global Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 13, 1–12. https://doi.org/10.35652/IGJPS.2023.13001