Tuesday, July 31, 2007

New Biologically Active Compounds Found in Brazilian ‘Red’ Propolis

Chemical Composition and Biological Activity of a New Type of Brazilian Propolis: Red Propolis
Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2007 Jun 23

Propolis has been used as a medicinal agent to treat infections and promote wound healing for centuries. The aim of the present study was to test the antimicrobial, antioxidant, and cytotoxic activities of a new type of Brazilian propolis, popularly called red propolis, as well as to analyze its chemical composition…

Our results showed that the red propolis has biologically active compounds that had never been reported in other types of Brazilian propolis.

See: Brazilian Red Propolis—Chemical Composition and Botanical Origin

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