Recent Advances in the Chemical Composition of Propolis

Shuai Huang, Cui-Ping Zhang, Kai Wang, George Li, Fu-Liang Hu
2014 Molecules  
Propolis is a honeybee product with broad clinical applications. Current literature describes that propolis is collected from plant resins. From a systematic database search, 241 compounds were identified in propolis for the first time between 2000 and 2012; and they belong to such diverse chemical classes as flavonoids, phenylpropanoids, terpenenes, stilbenes, lignans, coumarins, and their prenylated derivatives, showing a pattern consistent with around 300 previously reported compounds. The
more » ... emical characteristics of propolis are linked to the diversity of geographical location, plant sources and bee species.
doi:10.3390/molecules191219610 pmid:25432012 fatcat:h6atumommrfvxhsfemmkks6hre