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    Scientists used analytical methods to identify propolis qualities.

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Analytical chemistry used in propolis study

Jun 02 2011

Scientists have used analytical chemistry methods to identify useful qualities in diverse types of Brazilian propolis.

Propolis is a bee product which is mainly composed of plant resins and beeswax, with propolis varying depending on the geographical and plant origins of the resins and the type of bee which produced it.

In a study published by the Chemistry Central Journal, scientists Alexandra SawayaIldenize Cunha and Maria Marcucci used analytical chemistry and chromatographic methods to review the current methods used for propolis extraction and analyse the percentage of resins, wax and insoluble material in crude propolis.

It also aimed to determine the phenolic, flavonoid, amino acid and heavy metal contents of different variations of propolis.

As a result of the study, the scientists have identified which antimicrobial properties in different propolis samples may be useful for ailment remedies.

They highlighted specific variations which may have anti-parasitic, anti-viral / immune stimulating, healing, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and analgesic properties.

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