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 590703
  • - Research Article

In Vitro Antimicrobial Activity of Ethanolic Extract of Polish Propolis against Biofilm Forming Staphylococcus epidermidis Strains

Robert D. Wojtyczka | Małgorzata Kępa | ... | Tomasz J. Wąsik
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 619361
  • - Research Article

Cytotoxic Activity of Six Samples of Brazilian Propolis on Sea Urchin (Lytechinus variegatus) Eggs

C. C. Fernandes-Silva | J. C. Freitas | ... | M. L. F. Salatino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 175135
  • - Review Article

Emerging Roles of Propolis: Antioxidant, Cardioprotective, and Antiangiogenic Actions

Julio Beltrame Daleprane | Dulcinéia Saes Abdalla
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 270906
  • - Research Article

Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester Inhibits Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition of Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells

Ming-Jen Chen | Shou-Chuan Shih | ... | Yu-Jen Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 681891
  • - Research Article

The Antibacterial Effect of Ethanol Extract of Polish Propolis on Mutans Streptococci and Lactobacilli Isolated from Saliva

Arkadiusz Dziedzic | Robert Kubina | ... | Tadeusz Morawiec
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 842985
  • - Research Article

Total Phenolic Content and Antimicrobial Activity of Different Lithuanian Propolis Solutions

Kristina Ramanauskienė | Asta Marija Inkėnienė | ... | Vitalis Briedis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 731940
  • - Review Article

Polyphenols Isolated from Propolis Augment TRAIL-Induced Apoptosis in Cancer Cells

Ewelina Szliszka | Wojciech Krol
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 290675
  • - Research Article

Propolis Induces Chondroitin/Dermatan Sulphate and Hyaluronic Acid Accumulation in the Skin of Burned Wound

Pawel Olczyk | Katarzyna Komosinska-Vassev | ... | Ewa M. Kozma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 505703
  • - Research Article

Optimization on Preparation Condition of Propolis Flavonoids Liposome by Response Surface Methodology and Research of Its Immunoenhancement Activity

Ju Yuan | Yu Lu | ... | Cui Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 127672
  • - Research Article

Molecular Mechanisms Underlying the In Vitro Anti-Inflammatory Effects of a Flavonoid-Rich Ethanol Extract from Chinese Propolis (Poplar Type)

Kai Wang | Shun Ping | ... | Fuliang Hu
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