Propolis Against Cancer

BEESINFO   November 30, 2016

A team of researchers from the Faculty of Higher Cuautitlán of the UNAM , analyze different elements of propolis that will generate benefits against cancer.

The Propolis is a substance made by bees to cover the walls of their hives, which serves to keep them protected from possible raids. It also has various medicinal powers, as it is known to contain vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Also, it is a natural, antitumor and antiviral antibiotic; while that improve healing, analgesic, among others.

The group of researchers led by academic Sandra Diaz Barriga , examines amines fenetílicas caffeic acid, which is a synthetic compound obtained from propolis, in order to serve as chemoprotective substances.

Research has shown that caffeic acid, has antitumor activity in animal models.

The researcher explained that working together with the Cinvestav Zacatenco, to evaluate these compounds as potential chemoprotective substances that can help prevent liver cancer.

Diaz Barriga , said that an important part of the research was to find that besides esters, antineoplastic CAPA also have biological activity, ie, prevents the development of malignant tumor cell.

“What some researchers observed was that these molecules had the distinction of being a little more stable in the Douro organisms (animal model or cell lines) as well as positive effects on tumor inhibition.”

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Propolis May Help Counter Toxic Effect of Cancer Treatment

Apitherapy News   Posted by Editor   October 9, 2014

Context: Cyclophosphamide (CTX) is a common anticancer agent used for the treatment of several malignancies. However, upon treatment, it induces severe toxicity due to its oxidative stress capability. Propolis, a natural product collected by honey bees, has shown several biological activities, such as free radical scavenging and antioxidant agent.

Objective: This study elucidates the protective effects of propolis against CTX-induced changes in mice.