The antioxidant activity of ethanol extracts of propolis, bee glue, of various climate and orographic characteristics, col- lected from Italy, Brazil and Russia, was evaluated measuring their inhibitory action on peroxidation of linoleic acid, radical scavenging ability towards 2,2’-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl, total phenolic content and reducing capacity by en- zymatic and Folin method respectively. Propolis samples were chemically characterized by HPLC-MS/MS in order to find a possible correlation between antioxidant activity and polyphenols composition and quantification. The results obtained indicate that Italian and Russian propolis samples have similar polyphenolic composition and, as a consequence, almost similar antioxidant activity, while Brazilian propolis evidence lower polyphenolic and antioxidant characteristics. Climate and orography reasons of these differences are also suggested.
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Titolo:||Antioxidant properties and chemical composition relationship of Europeans and Brazilians propolis|
|Rivista:||PHARMACOLOGY & PHARMACY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/pp.2013.41006|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.1 Articolo su rivista |