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propolis

(prō-pō-lĭs) [Gr. pro, before, + polis, city]
A sticky resin present in the buds and bark of certain trees and plants. It is collected by bees for the purpose of repairing combs, filling cracks, and making the entrance to the hive waterproof. Propolis can be used as a topical antibacterial.

propolis (präˑ·p·ls),

n a compound made by bees by mixing balsams and resin collected from certain trees with saliva and digestive enzymes. Used for its antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor, and antiinflammatory properties and to promote the healing of wounds.
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In the current study, we have investigated for the first time the antimicrobial properties of 5 propolis extracts obtained from different regions of Colombia against isolates of Staphylococcus spp.
Propolis: Five samples of propolis from Apis mellifera beehives were collected from different regions (Fusagasuga-Cundinamarca, located at 1.
PVA samples with propolis were also tested to compare them with the PVA-NaCMC-propolis samples.
The samples' phenols and flavonoids delivery, as well as DPPH activity, were statistically evaluated by ANOVA one-way analysis (95% level of confidence), where the factor analyzed was the amount of propolis with 4 levels (0%, 3%, 15%, and 30% propolis).
In the search for new organic formulations that help to control phytopathogens, and taking into consideration that the composition of propolis varies with flowering and harvesting period, the objective of this research was to check the effect of seasonality on the antifungal potential of different concentrations of ethanolic extract of green propolis on the post-harvest phytopathogen Lasiodiplodia theobromae.
Category (a): receiving sequentially combined treatment with Propolis 2h before Dacarbazine Category (b): receiving simultaneous treatment with Propolis and Dacarbazine at the same time.
Red propolis is produced by bees from a resin of a native species of the Northeast of Brazil, Dalbergia ecastophyllum L.
20 g of each crude propolis was extracted with 250 ml ethanohwater 80:20 (v/v) at room temperature during 7 days.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the pollen composition of Sonoran propolis obtained from the central Sonoran apicultural production area (Ures, Sonora) and to determine its relationship with the regional vegetation and the effect of seasonality on frequency and amount of pollen loads.
Scientific opinion on the substantion of health claims related to propolis (ID 1242, 1245-1248, 3184) and flavonoids in propolis (ID 1244, 1644, 1645, 3526, 3527, 3798, 3799) pursuant to article 13 (1) of Regulation (EC) No 1924/2006.
Extracts of propolis have demonstrated several activities on the CNS.