Propolis: Traditional uses, Phytochemical Composition and Pharmacological Properties

Khamsah Suryati, Mohd and Nor Elani, Mat Nafi and Ammira Shafiqha, Abdul Khadar and Ainur Awanis, Mohd Badiazaman (2018) Propolis: Traditional uses, Phytochemical Composition and Pharmacological Properties. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (4). pp. 78-82. ISSN 2227-524X

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Propolis is a sticky material manufactured by bees to build and protect their hive. Propolis had been used worldwide for years in folk medicine. The aim of this paper is to give information about traditional uses, phytochemical screening and pharmacological studies of propolis in the world by using secondary references such as journals and articles. The traditional uses of propolis include home remedies, toothpastes, mouthwashes, creams, drops, dietary supplement, anti-putrefactive, anti-pyretic agent, antiseptic, wound healing agent, tuberculosis treatment, cold syndrome, treatment of burns, acne, herpes simplex and genitalis, neurodermatitis, anti-fungal activities in ocular and vaginal infections. Phytochemical screening had shown that propolis contains anthraquinones, alkaloids, fatty acids, flavonoids, glycosides, saponins, triterpenes, tannins and volatile oils. Propolis has pharmacological activities such as anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antitumor, antioxidant and anti-cancer. Based on this article, propolis has many function and can be used in future as an alternative medicine.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Propolis, traditional uses, phytochemical screening, pharmacological studies.
Subjects: Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Divisions: Faculty of Bio-resources & Food Industry
Depositing User: Rafidah M.Saaid
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2022 03:10
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2022 03:10

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