New Methods to Reduce Allergens in Propolis

Apitherapy News (June 15, 2012)

Biotransformation Strategy to Reduce Allergens in Propolis Appl. Environ. Microbiol, July 2012 vol. 78 no. 13 4654-4658Propolis (bee glue) is a resinous, sticky, dark-colored material produced by honeybees. Propolis today, due to its medicinal properties, is increasingly popular and is extensively used in food, beverages, and cosmetic products.Besides its numerous positive properties, propolis may also have adverse effects, such as, principally, allergic eczematous contact dermatitis in apiarists and in consumers with an allergic predisposition. Read more...