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Arzneimittelforschung. 1993 Aug;43(8):921-3.

Bactericidal effect of propolis in vitro against agents causing upper respiratory tract infections.

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Bioscientia, Institute for Laboratory Medicine, Moers, Fed. Rep. of Germany.


Propolis is a natural product of bees which exhibits an antimicrobial effect. In the study the existence of a bactericidal effect against several strains isolated from patients with infections in their upper respiratory tracts is demonstrated. In light of the use of propolis as a therapeutic agent in natural medicine for common colds and inflammatory processes this effect is discussed.

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