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Biological activity of bee propolis in health and disease.

Abstract

Propolis is a natural product derived from plant resins collected by honeybees. It is used by bees as glue, a general-purpose sealer, and as draught-extruder for beehives. Propolis has been used in folk medicine for centuries. It is known that propolis possesses anti-microbial, antioxidative, anti-ulcer and anti-tumor activities. Therefore, propolis has attracted much attention in recent years as a useful or potential substance used in medicine and cosmetics products. Furthermore, it is now extensively used in foods and beverages with the claim that it can maintain or improve human health. The chemical composition of propolis is quite complicated. More than 300 compounds such as polyphenols, phenolic aldehydes, sequiterpene quinines, coumarins, amino acids, steroids and inorganic compounds have been identified in propolis samples. The contents depend on the collecting location, time and plant source. Consequently, biological activities of propolis gathered from different phytogeographical areas and time periods vary greatly. In this review, the activity of bee propolis will be presented with special emphasis on the antitumor activity.

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    Animals
    Anti-Infective Agents
    Anti-Inflammatory Agents
    Antineoplastic Agents
    Bacterial Infections
    Bees
    Drug Therapy, Combination
    Humans
    Inflammation
    Neoplasms
    Phytotherapy
    Propolis
    Sensitivity and Specificity
    Treatment Outcome

    Pub Type(s)

    Comparative Study
    Journal Article
    Review

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    16629510

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Biological activity of bee propolis in health and disease. A1 - Khalil,Mahmoud Lotfy, PY - 2006/4/25/pubmed PY - 2006/6/23/medline PY - 2006/4/25/entrez SP - 22 EP - 31 JF - Asian Pacific journal of cancer prevention : APJCP JO - Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev. VL - 7 IS - 1 N2 - Propolis is a natural product derived from plant resins collected by honeybees. It is used by bees as glue, a general-purpose sealer, and as draught-extruder for beehives. Propolis has been used in folk medicine for centuries. It is known that propolis possesses anti-microbial, antioxidative, anti-ulcer and anti-tumor activities. Therefore, propolis has attracted much attention in recent years as a useful or potential substance used in medicine and cosmetics products. Furthermore, it is now extensively used in foods and beverages with the claim that it can maintain or improve human health. The chemical composition of propolis is quite complicated. More than 300 compounds such as polyphenols, phenolic aldehydes, sequiterpene quinines, coumarins, amino acids, steroids and inorganic compounds have been identified in propolis samples. The contents depend on the collecting location, time and plant source. Consequently, biological activities of propolis gathered from different phytogeographical areas and time periods vary greatly. In this review, the activity of bee propolis will be presented with special emphasis on the antitumor activity. SN - 1513-7368 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16629510/Biological_activity_of_bee_propolis_in_health_and_disease_ L2 - http://www.apocpcontrol.org/page/apjcp_issues_view.php?sid=Entrez:PubMed&id=pmid:16629510&key=2006.7.1.22 ER -