[Propolis' antimicrobial activity: what's new?].

@article{Vecchi2007PropolisAA,
  title={[Propolis' antimicrobial activity: what's new?].},
  author={Elena de Vecchi and Lorenzo Drago},
  journal={Le infezioni in medicina : rivista periodica di eziologia, epidemiologia, diagnostica, clinica e terapia delle patologie infettive},
  year={2007},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={7-15}
}
Propolis is a hive product that bees manufacture from balsamic resins actively secreted by plants on leaf buds and barks. Propolis composition is highly variable, depending on the plant species and on the season of collection. However, propolis essentially contains resins, balsams, essential oils, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and pollen, albeit at different concentrations. Although more than 300 constituents have been identified in propolis samples, biological activity is mainly due to few… CONTINUE READING

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