Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines


Propolis non-volatile constituents: A Review

Hygeia.J.D.Med.6 (1) 2014; 111-121.

Konstantinos M. Kasiotis

Benaki Phytopathological Institute,Laboratory of Pesticides Toxicology, 8 St. Delta Street, Athens, Kifissia 14561, Greece


Article history: Received: 8 March 2013,  revised:   10 March 2014, accepted: 15 March 2014,Available online: 3 April 2014

Plan:This study includes the characteristics and variation of non volatile constituents in propolis samples collected from different regions of the world. The review covers the research activities after 2010 on propolis constituents.

Outcome: Propolis constitutes a complex resinous material collected by honeybees serving as a defense system for their hives. Apart from this evident natural use, propolis is marketed by the pharmaceutical industry due to its claimed beneficial effects on human health such as antioxidant,antibacterial, antiviral and anticancer activities. These properties are attributed to the chemical compounds that are found in propolis mainly phenolic compounds and terpenes. In this review article the analysis of non-volatile compounds of propolis performed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) coupled with various detectors, will be presented. Future trends and further insights are quoted and commented.

Keywords: Nonvolatile constituents, Propolis.


For Correspondence: K.Kasiotis@outlook.com
Tel: 0030-210-8180357, 384 ; Fax: 0030-210-8180223
Rid. D-4713-2014

Citation: Konstantinos M. Kasiotis. Propolis non-volatile constituents: A Review Hygeia.J.D.Med 2014; 6(1):111-121.Available from http://www.hygeiajournal.com / Article ID- Hygeia.J.D.Med/128/14. DOI:10.15254/H.J.D.Med.6.2014.128.

Copyright@ 2014 Hygeia journal for drugs and medicines, 2229 3590, 0975 6221.
This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License.


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