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Type: Capítulo de livro
Title: A Review Of The Plant Origins,composition And Biological Activityof Red Propolis
Author: Gimenez-Cassina Lopez B.
Sawaya A.C.H.F.
Abstract: Propolis is a mixture of various amounts of beeswax and resins collected by beesfrom plants, particularly from buds and resinous exudates. The composition of propolisvaries according to the kind of bee, geographic and plant origin of the samples. Propolisis important for the hive defense and has been used for its medicinal properties sinceancient times. Red propolis has been found in the northeastern coast of Brazil, as well asin Cuba, Venezuela, Mexico and China. Among the most frequently cited plant sourcesare species of the Leguminosae and Clusiaceace families. The composition of redpropolis varies both qualitatively and quantitatively, confirming different plant sources.The compounds that have been found in red propolis samples are listed herein. Redpropolis has shown diverse biological activities: antimicrobial activity against differentbacteria and yeast; against Leishmania amazonensis parasites; antioxidant, cytotoxic andpotential antitumor activity; antipsoriatic, anti-inflammatory and analgesic activities;anti-obesity and hepatoprotective effects. Many new studies of red propolis are beingdeveloped due to the promising therapeutic activity; however, future studies mustdifferentiate between red propolis from diverse geographic origins and chemical profiles. © 2012 by Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Editor: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2012
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