Year 2018, Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 27 - 27 2018-12-08

Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities

A Cunha [1] , H Alves [2] , C Araújo [3] , L Barroso [4] , M Cruz [5] , AS Freitas [6] , AJ Gomes [7] , R Gonçalves [8] , R Marques [9] , B Moreira [10] , C Passão [11] , M Peixoto [12] , H Pereira [13] , R Silva-Carvalho [14] , I Valença [15] , AM Ferreira [16] , F Baltazar [17] , F Pinto-Ribeiro [18] , S Cardoso [19] , R Oliveira [20] , C Almeida-Aguiar [21]

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Propolis is a complex resinous mixture produced by honeybees and used in the construction, repair and defence of hives. Humans have used propolis in traditional and alternative medicines since ancient times. Subject of intense research, propolis showed to possess many biological and pharmacological properties, namely antimicrobial and antioxidant1. Although clinical studies are still lacking, the broad bioactivities spectrum of propolis, the continuous discovery of new compounds, its long history of use and safety profile suggest promising applications in medicine and pharmacology. The increasing public interest towards natural pharmacological compounds, along with propolis wide antimicrobial activity and synergy with antibiotics, give additional stimulus to propolis research.

Portuguese propolis has deserved little attention by the scientific community2,3 making fundamental to study its chemical fingerprints and biological properties. In this work, we present some of the results obtained for Portuguese propolis showing that it is likely to be an important source of valuable bioactivities: it confers antioxidant protection, has antigenotoxic effects, displays broad antimicrobial activity, is cytotoxic against some human carcinoma cells, has anti-inflammatory potential and exhibits phytotoxicity against in vitro flax plants. Such results not only confirmed some widely known propolis activities but also suggested new ones for Portuguese propolis, envisaging potential for several clinical, industrial and environmental applications as well as for its valorisation.

 

Acknowledgments: To FEDER/COMPETE/POCI– Operational Competitiveness and Internationalization Programme, under Project POCI-01-0145-FEDER-006958 and FCT - Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, under the project UID/AGR/04033/2013.
Portuguese propolis, Bioactivities
  • 1. Silva-Carvalho R, Baltazar F, Almeida-Aguiar C (2015) Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2015
  • 2 Falcão SI, Vale N, Gomes P, Domingues MR, Freire C, Cardoso SM, Vilas‐Boas M (2012) Phytochemical Analysis 24(4), 309-31
Primary Language en
Journal Section 2nd Propolis Conference Special Issue
Authors

Author: A Cunha

Author: H Alves

Author: C Araújo

Author: L Barroso

Author: M Cruz

Author: AS Freitas

Author: AJ Gomes

Author: R Gonçalves

Author: R Marques

Author: B Moreira

Author: C Passão

Author: M Peixoto

Author: H Pereira

Author: R Silva-Carvalho

Author: I Valença

Author: AM Ferreira

Author: F Baltazar

Author: F Pinto-Ribeiro

Author: S Cardoso

Author: R Oliveira

Author: C Almeida-Aguiar

Dates

Publication Date: December 8, 2018

Bibtex @conference paper { jan488712, journal = {Journal of Apitherapy and Nature}, issn = {}, eissn = {2667-4734}, address = {Oktay YILDIZ}, year = {2018}, volume = {1}, pages = {27 - 27}, doi = {}, title = {Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities}, key = {cite}, author = {Cunha, A and Alves, H and Araújo, C and Barroso, L and Cruz, M and Freitas, AS and Gomes, AJ and Gonçalves, R and Marques, R and Moreira, B and Passão, C and Peixoto, M and Pereira, H and Silva-Carvalho, R and Valença, I and Ferreira, AM and Baltazar, F and Pinto-Ribeiro, F and Cardoso, S and Oliveira, R and Almeida-Aguiar, C} }
APA Cunha, A , Alves, H , Araújo, C , Barroso, L , Cruz, M , Freitas, A , Gomes, A , Gonçalves, R , Marques, R , Moreira, B , Passão, C , Peixoto, M , Pereira, H , Silva-Carvalho, R , Valença, I , Ferreira, A , Baltazar, F , Pinto-Ribeiro, F , Cardoso, S , Oliveira, R , Almeida-Aguiar, C . (2018). Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities. Journal of Apitherapy and Nature, 1 (3), 27-27. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jan/issue/40577/488712
MLA Cunha, A , Alves, H , Araújo, C , Barroso, L , Cruz, M , Freitas, A , Gomes, A , Gonçalves, R , Marques, R , Moreira, B , Passão, C , Peixoto, M , Pereira, H , Silva-Carvalho, R , Valença, I , Ferreira, A , Baltazar, F , Pinto-Ribeiro, F , Cardoso, S , Oliveira, R , Almeida-Aguiar, C . "Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018): 27-27 <http://dergipark.org.tr/jan/issue/40577/488712>
Chicago Cunha, A , Alves, H , Araújo, C , Barroso, L , Cruz, M , Freitas, A , Gomes, A , Gonçalves, R , Marques, R , Moreira, B , Passão, C , Peixoto, M , Pereira, H , Silva-Carvalho, R , Valença, I , Ferreira, A , Baltazar, F , Pinto-Ribeiro, F , Cardoso, S , Oliveira, R , Almeida-Aguiar, C . "Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 (2018): 27-27
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ISNAD Cunha, A , Alves, H , Araújo, C , Barroso, L , Cruz, M , Freitas, AS , Gomes, AJ , Gonçalves, R , Marques, R , Moreira, B , Passão, C , Peixoto, M , Pereira, H , Silva-Carvalho, R , Valença, I , Ferreira, AM , Baltazar, F , Pinto-Ribeiro, F , Cardoso, S , Oliveira, R , Almeida-Aguiar, C . "Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities". Journal of Apitherapy and Nature 1 / 3 (December 2018): 27-27.
AMA Cunha A , Alves H , Araújo C , Barroso L , Cruz M , Freitas A , Gomes A , Gonçalves R , Marques R , Moreira B , Passão C , Peixoto M , Pereira H , Silva-Carvalho R , Valença I , Ferreira A , Baltazar F , Pinto-Ribeiro F , Cardoso S , Oliveira R , Almeida-Aguiar C . Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities. J.Apit.Nat.. 2018; 1(3): 27-27.
Vancouver Cunha A , Alves H , Araújo C , Barroso L , Cruz M , Freitas A , Gomes A , Gonçalves R , Marques R , Moreira B , Passão C , Peixoto M , Pereira H , Silva-Carvalho R , Valença I , Ferreira A , Baltazar F , Pinto-Ribeiro F , Cardoso S , Oliveira R , Almeida-Aguiar C . Portuguese Propolis: A Source of Valuable Bioactivities. Journal of Apitherapy and Nature. 2018; 1(3): 27-27.