PMCCPMCCPMCC

Search tips
Search criteria 

Advanced

 
Logo of jrsocmedLink to Publisher's site
 
J R Soc Med. 1990 March; 83(3): 159–160.
PMCID: PMC1292560

Antibacterial properties of propolis (bee glue).

Abstract

Propolis (bee glue) was found to have antibacterial activity against a range of commonly encountered cocci and Gram-positive rods, including the human tubercle bacillus, but only limited activity against Gram-negative bacilli. These findings confirm previous reports of antimicrobial properties of this material, possibly attributable to its high flavonoid content.

Full text

Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (438K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page. Links to PubMed are also available for Selected References.
 
 

Selected References

These references are in PubMed. This may not be the complete list of references from this article.
  • Zumla A, Lulat A. Honey--a remedy rediscovered. J R Soc Med. 1989 Jul;82(7):384–385. [PMC free article] [PubMed]
  • Havsteen B. Flavonoids, a class of natural products of high pharmacological potency. Biochem Pharmacol. 1983 Apr 1;32(7):1141–1148. [PubMed]
  • Lepekhin VN, Leonova TA. Antimikrobnye svoistva propolisa. Stomatologiia (Mosk) 1970 Jul-Aug;49(4):16–19. [PubMed]
  • Aspoy E. Propolis ved selektiv dyrkning av Listeria monocytogenes. Nord Vet Med. 1977 Oct;29(10):440–445. [PubMed]
  • Cizmárik J, Trupl J. Propolis-Wirkung auf Hautpilze. Pharmazie. 1976;31(1):55–55. [PubMed]
  • Maksimova-Todorova V, Manolova N, Gegova G, Serkedzhieva Iu, Uzunov S. Antivirusno deistvie na niakoi fraktsii, izolirani ot propolis. Acta Microbiol Bulg. 1985;17:79–85. [PubMed]
  • Starzyk J, Scheller S, Szaflarski J, Moskwa M, Stojko A. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. II. Studies on the antiprotozoan activity of ethanol extract of propolis. Arzneimittelforschung. 1977;27(6):1198–1199. [PubMed]
  • Metzner J, Bekemeier H, Paintz M, Schneidewind E. Zur antimikrobiellen Wirksamkeit von Propolis und Propolisinhaltsstoffen. Pharmazie. 1979;34(2):97–102. [PubMed]
  • Grunberger D, Banerjee R, Eisinger K, Oltz EM, Efros L, Caldwell M, Estevez V, Nakanishi K. Preferential cytotoxicity on tumor cells by caffeic acid phenethyl ester isolated from propolis. Experientia. 1988 Mar 15;44(3):230–232. [PubMed]
  • Pepeljnjak S, Jalsenjak I, Maysinger D. Growth inhibition of bacillus subtilis and composition of various propolis extracts. Pharmazie. 1982 Dec;37(12):864–865. [PubMed]
  • Scheller S, Szaflarski J, Tustanowski J, Nolewajka E, Stojko A. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. I. Some physico-chemical properties of propolis. Arzneimittelforschung. 1977;27(4):889–890. [PubMed]
  • Metzner J, Bekemeier H, Schneidewind E, Schwaiberger R. Bioautographische Erfassung der antimikrobiell wirksamen Inhaltsstoffe von Propolis. Pharmazie. 1975 Dec;30(12):799–800. [PubMed]
  • Simúth J, Trnovský J, Jeloková J. Inhibition of bacterial DNA-dependent RNA polymerases and restriction endonuclease by UV-absorbing components from propolis. Pharmazie. 1986 Feb;41(2):131–132. [PubMed]
  • Madarová L. Antibakteriálne vlastnosti propolisu. Cesk Stomatol. 1980 Jul;80(4):304–307. [PubMed]
  • Stojko A, Scheller S, Szwarnowiecka I, Tustanowski J, Ostach H, Obuszko Z. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. VIII. Experimental observation on the influence of ethanol extract of propolis (EEP) on the regeneration of bone tissue. Arzneimittelforschung. 1978;28(1):35–37. [PubMed]
  • Scheller S, Stojko A, Szwarnowiecka I, Tustanowski J, Obuszko Z. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. VI. Investigation of the influence of ethanol extracts of propolis (EEP) on cartilaginous tissue regeneration. Arzneimittelforschung. 1977;27(11):2138–2140. [PubMed]
  • Scheller S, Ilewicz L, Luciak M, Skrobidurska D, Stojko A, Matuga W. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. IX. Experimental observation on the influence of ethanol extract of propolis (EEP) on dental pulp regeneration. Arzneimittelforschung. 1978;28(2):289–291. [PubMed]
  • Kleinrok Z, Borzecki Z, Scheller S, Matuga W. Biological properties and clinical application of propolis. X. Preliminary pharmacological evaluation of ethanol extract of propolis (EEP). Arzneimittelforschung. 1978;28(2):291–292. [PubMed]
  • Nikulin IM, Lisitsyna L Ia, Tikhonov AI, Shcherbina VD, Stebliuk PN. Rimenenie propolisa pri vospalitel'nykh zabolevaniiakh dykhatel'nykh putei. Zh Ushn Nos Gorl Bolezn. 1979 Nov-Dec;(6):9–12. [PubMed]
  • Tikhonov AI, Gendrolis AA. Rozchyn "Propomiks"--krapli dlia ochei z polifenol'nym preparatom propolisu. Farm Zh. 1977 Jul-Aug;32(4):81–86. [PubMed]
  • Rode M, Filipic B, Herman O. Dezinfekcija rok stomatologov z 10% alkoholno raztopino propolis. Zobozdrav Vestn. 1977 Summer;32(5-6):137–142. [PubMed]

Articles from Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine are provided here courtesy of Royal Society of Medicine Press