Phytochemical evidence for the plant origin of Brazilian propolis from São Paulo state.
Propolis and plant secretions from three species, most frequently mentioned as botanical sources of the bee glue in Brazil (Baccharis dracunculifolia, Araucaria angustifolia and Eucalyptus citriodora) have been investigated using GC-MS. Based on chemical evidence, B. dracunculifolia was shown to be the main propolis source in São Paulo state. The antibacterial and antifungal activities of all four materials were also tested, the most active being propolis and Baccharis leaf exudate.
Institute of Organic Chemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria. IOCHNP@BGCICT.ACAD.BG, , , , ,
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Pub Type(s)Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't