BEE PROPOLIS-A NOVEL PERSPECTIVE
Vani Mamillapalli*, Vamsi Meghana Tiyyagura, Mounika Katamneni and Padma Latha Khantamneni
Honey bees produce a natural resinous mixture called bee propolis. Nowadays, propolis gained increasing
importance as a therapeutic agent in allopathic medicines, homeopathic products and also in cosmetics in various
dosage forms. The chemical composition of propolis varies according to the flora it was collected by bees. Propolis
is commonly used by folk people for its healing, soothing,antiseptic and restorative capabilities in problematic skin.
Bee propolis has also been studied for various biological activities such as antibacterial, antifungal, antihyperglycemic
etc. This review discusses about physical and chemical properties, composition, biological
activities, formulations, precautions of using bee propolis. The wide spectrum of therapeutic effects make propolis
a future potential candidate in several clinical scenarios.
Keywords: Propolis, Biological Activities, Composition.
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