Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Algerian Propolis Rich in Antioxidant Compounds

Antioxidant activity of propolis of West Algeria


Propolis is a resinous material that bees collect from the buds and bark of some trees, especially coniferous trees. This natural mastic is rich in active principles, especially phenolic compounds that have major therapeutic properties.

The study of the antioxidant activity of propolis extracts from different localities of West Algeria showed that the amount of phenolic compounds and the scavenging activity detected by 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl test depends on the geographical situation and local flora of each area of study. The study also confirmed that the remaining extracts are rich in active compounds that can value the other biological activities.

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