Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Propolis: Properties, Application, and Its Potential


Publishing date
23 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
05 Apr 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Medical University of Silesia, 41808 Zabrze, Poland

2Institute of Organic Chemistry, Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

3Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Biosciences Institute, UNESP, 18618-000 Botucatu, SP, Brazil

4Euroamerican History and Culture, Pedagogical University, 31128 Krakow, Poland


Propolis: Properties, Application, and Its Potential

Description

Propolis is a honeybee product known for its biological and pharmacological properties. It has been extensively used in traditional medicine for centuries. Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used propolis as an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and cicatrizing agent. Throughout the Middle Ages, propolis was not a popular topic. The knowledge of propolis survived, however, in traditional folk medicine. It was used mainly on the territories of Eastern Europe. We welcome papers on the history of propolis and its application in the past.

Studies on the composition of propolis as well as its biological and pharmacological properties and mechanisms of action are especially welcome. We are also interested in articles that show the history of the research on propolis and describe the outstanding researchers and research centres.

We invite investigators to contribute original research and review articles that will explore aspects of the biological activity of propolis and its possible applications as well as its safety or toxicity.

We expect papers on pure compounds contained in propolis, their biological activities, and potential medical application. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • History of propolis
  • History of the research on propolis
  • Chemical composition of propolis
  • Activity of propolis
  • Application of propolis in medicine
  • Application of propolis in dentistry
  • Application of propolis in veterinary medicine

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal's Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ecam/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/ecam/prop/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 697390
  • - Review Article

Recent Progress of Propolis for Its Biological and Chemical Compositions and Its Botanical Origin

Viviane Cristina Toreti | Helia Harumi Sato | ... | Yong Kun Park
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 964149
  • - Review Article

Historical Aspects of Propolis Research in Modern Times

Andrzej K. Kuropatnicki | Ewelina Szliszka | Wojciech Krol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 456859
  • - Review Article

Stan Scheller: The Forerunner of Clinical Studies on Using Propolis for Poor and Chronic Nonhealing Wounds

M. Kucharzewski | S. Kubacka | ... | T. Morawiec
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 670451
  • - Research Article

Evaluation of a Propolis Water Extract Using a Reliable RP-HPLC Methodology and In Vitro and In Vivo Efficacy and Safety Characterisation

Bruno Alves Rocha | Paula Carolina Pires Bueno | ... | Andresa Aparecida Berretta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 826245
  • - Research Article

Nymphaeol-A Isolated from Okinawan Propolis Suppresses Angiogenesis and Induces Caspase-Dependent Apoptosis via Inactivation of Survival Signals

Ikumi Tsuchiya | Takahiro Hosoya | ... | Shigenori Kumazawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 302720
  • - Research Article

Protective Effect of Brazilian Propolis against Liver Damage with Cholestasis in Rats Treated with -Naphthylisothiocyanate

Tadashi Nakamura | Yoshiji Ohta | ... | Nobuhiro Harada
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 737386
  • - Research Article

Anticancer Effects of Geopropolis Produced by Stingless Bees on Canine Osteosarcoma Cells In Vitro

Naiara Costa Cinegaglia | Paulo Ricardo Oliveira Bersano | ... | José Maurício Sforcin
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 418508
  • - Research Article

The Inhibition of Inflammasome by Brazilian Propolis (EPP-AF)

Juliana I. Hori | Dario S. Zamboni | ... | Andresa A. Berretta
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 267878
  • - Research Article

Comparative Chemistry of Propolis from Eight Brazilian Localities

A. A. Righi | G. Negri | A. Salatino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 254017
  • - Research Article

Topical Treatment of Nonhealing Venous Leg Ulcer with Propolis Ointment

M. Kucharzewski | M. Kózka | T. Urbanek
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