The new buzz: Investigating the antimicrobial interactions between bioactive compounds found in South African propolis.

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Summary of "The new buzz: Investigating the antimicrobial interactions between bioactive compounds found in South African propolis."

Propolis, a resinous substance produced by the Apis mellifera bee, contains a number of flavonoids sourced from plants found in the surrounding region. Whilst bees use this substance to seal off and protect the beehive, humans have used propolis therapeutically for centuries, making use of its antibacterial, antiseptic, antipyretic and wound healing properties, among others. South African propolis is rich in the flavonoids pinocembrin, galangin, and chrysin and very little previous research has been conducted on the antimicrobial effects of these compounds.


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Name: Journal of ethnopharmacology
ISSN: 1872-7573
Pages: 111867


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