Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2006 / Article

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Volume 3 |Article ID 934842 | https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel006

Boryana Trusheva, Milena Popova, Vassya Bankova, Svetlana Simova, Maria Cristina Marcucci, Patricia Laguna Miorin, Flavia da Rocha Pasin, Iva Tsvetkova, "Bioactive Constituents of Brazilian Red Propolis", Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, vol. 3, Article ID 934842, 6 pages, 2006. https://doi.org/10.1093/ecam/nel006

Bioactive Constituents of Brazilian Red Propolis

Received10 Nov 2005
Accepted10 Feb 2006


In a new propolis type, red Brazilian propolis, 14 compounds were identified (six of them new for propolis), among them simple phenolics, triterepenoids, isoflavonoids, prenylated benzophenones and a naphthoquinone epoxide (isolated for the first time from a natural source). Three of the major components demonstrated significant antimicrobial activity, and two (obtained as inseparable mixture) possessed radical scavenging activity against 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH).

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