The Use of Propolis in Micro/Nanostructured Pharmaceutical Formulations

Author(s): Marcos L. Bruschi, Raphaela R. de A. Pereira, Lizziane M.B. de Francisco.

Journal Name: Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation

Volume 10 , Issue 2 , 2016

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Background: Propolis is a resinous material with complex chemical structure, produced by bees using plant sources, displaying a wide spectrum of biological activities.

Methods: Many studies have reported the use of this compound in pharmaceutical, medicinal, veterinary and dentistry areas, and the results have reported its pharmacological activities.

Results: Moreover, many propolis delivery systems have been proposed and evaluated, indicating that they can be used. On the other hand, considering its chemical and physical characteristics, propolis could be used as a material to produce micro/nano-structured pharmaceutical formulations.

Conclusion: This work reviews the recent studies of development of micro/nanostructured systems using propolis or its byproduct. In addition, patents were reviewed and categorized.

Keywords: Drug delivery, propolis, patents, micro/nanostructured systems, biodegradable polymers, technology, natural products.

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VOLUME: 10
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2016
Page: [130 - 140]
Pages: 11
DOI: 10.2174/1872211310666151230112616
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