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Propolis and its potential uses in oral health

*, Abhishek Parolia and Thomas, Manuel S and *, M. Kundabala and *, Mandakini Mohan (2010) Propolis and its potential uses in oral health. International Journal of Medicine and Medical Science, 2 (7). pp. 210-215.

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Abstract

The health industry has always used natural products as an alternative, to the conventional allopathic formulations available for the treatment of various afflictions. Propolis, a natural antibiotic is a resinous yellow brown to dark brown substance that honey bees (Apismellifera) collect from tree buds, sap flows, shrubs or other botanical sources to seal unwanted open spaces in the hive, protecting it from outside contaminants. The main chemical classes present in propolis are flavonoids, phenolics and other various aromatic compounds. Flavonoids are well known plant compounds that have antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory proprieties. Propolis has been used in dentistry for various purposes and has a promising role in future medicine as well as in dentistry. This paper is an attempt to review various applications of this compound in dentistry.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Review
Uncontrolled Keywords: Propolis, oral health.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Prosthodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 12:36
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/1932

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