Friday, December 25, 2009

Anti-Inflammatory/Anti-Angiogenic Effects of Propolis Explained

Brazilian Green Propolis Inhibits Inflammatory Angiogenesis in a Murine Sponge Model
Evid Based Complement Alternat Med, Published online on December 9, 2009

Angiogenesis and inflammation are persistent features of several pathological conditions. Propolis, a sticky material that honeybees collect from living plants, has been reported to have multiple biological effects including anti-inflammatory and anti-neoplasic activities.

Here, we investigated the effects of water extract of green propolis (WEP) on angiogenesis, inflammatory cell accumulation and endogenous production of cytokines in sponge implants of mice over a 14-day period…

Our results indicate that the anti-inflammatory/anti-angiogenic effects of propolis are associated with cytokine modulation.

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