Characteristics and uses of propolis

Benedek Csilla and Veresné Bálint Márta: Characteristics and uses of propolis. In: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények, (68) 3. pp. 4028-4035. (2022)

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Propolis (bee glue) is an extremely valuable “byproduct” of beekeeping. Its ingredients include many bioactive substances that have a beneficial effect on the human body, which is why propolis has been used by mankind for thousands of years, mainly for medicinal and occasionally cosmetic purposes. Many medicinal and cosmetic products are still produced from the substance today. Its composition varies considerably depending on the geographical location and the health of the producing bees. Its most important components are polyphenolic compounds (phenolic acids, flavonoids, flavonoid esters, diterpenes, sesquiterpenes), lignans, aromatic aldehydes, alcohols, amino acids, fatty acids, organic acids, hydrocarbons, vitamins and minerals. Propolis can be considered a medicinal food. Extracts made from it possess antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal effects. Propolis, in limited quantities, is also suitable for human consumption. The safe dose of propolis for healthy people is 70 mg/day. With our manuscript, we intend to provide a brief review of the literature on the beneficial effects of propolis on human health.

Item Type: Article
Other title: A propolisz jellemzői és felhasználási lehetőségei
Journal or Publication Title: Élelmiszervizsgálati közlemények
Date: 2022
Volume: 68
Number: 3
ISSN: 0422-9576
Page Range: pp. 4028-4035
Language: English
Publisher: WESSLING Nemzetközi Kutató és Oktató Központ Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
Place of Publication: Budapest
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DOI: 10.52091/EVIK-2022/3-4-ENG
Uncontrolled Keywords: Természetes gyógymód - méz, Méz - gyógyászat, Propolisz, Élelmiszervizsgálat, Élelmiszerkémia
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 4033-4035. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 02. Engineering and technology
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies
02. Engineering and technology > 02.10. Other engineering and technologies > 02.10.02. Food and beverages
Date Deposited: 2023. Jul. 14. 11:53
Last Modified: 2023. Aug. 26. 08:00

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