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Title: Botanical origin and Artepillin-C content of Brazilian propolis samples
Authors: Barth, Ortrud Monika
Freitas, Alex da Silva de
Matsuda, Adriana Hitomi
Muradian, Lígia Bicudo de Almeida
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Morfologia e Morfogênese Viral. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. CCMN. Departamento de Geologia. Laboratório de Palinologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Morfologia e Morfogênese Viral. Rio de Janeiro, RJ. Brasil Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. CCMN. Departamento de Geologia. Laboratório de Palinologia. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Departamento de Alimentos e Nutrição. Laboratório de Análise de Alimentos. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Universidade de São Paulo. Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas. Departamento de Alimentos e Nutrição. Laboratório de Análise de Alimentos. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Propolis quality depends on its botanical origin and the producing bee species. Twenty-one propolis samples from northeast, southeast and southern Brazil were investigated using palynological and physicochemical techniques. The aim of the present study was to understand Artepillin-C concentration in the propolis samples in relation to the pollen spectrum and its phytogeographical origin. The propolis obtained from Baccharis (Asteraceae), occurring mainly in mountain regions of the southern part of the state of Minas Gerais to the northern part of the state of Paraná, presents a high content of Artepillin-C and is the most valuable. Nevertheless, Artepillin-C was detected in the propolis samples from localities where Baccharis plants are growing. It is expected that other plant species of the Asteraceae family, such as Eupatorium, may contribute to the production of propolis containing a high content of flavonoids.
Keywords: Asteraceae
Brazil
Flavonoids
Phytogeography
Pollen grains
keywords: Fitogeografia
Flavonóides
Grãos de pólen
Brasil
Asteraceae
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: BARTH, Ortrud Monika; et al. Botanical origin and Artepillin-C content of Brazilian propolis samples. Grana, v.52, n.2, p.129-135, 2013.
DOI: 10.1080/00173134.2012.747561
ISSN: 0017-3134
Copyright: restricted access
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