Brazilian Red Propolis: Legitimate Name of the Plant Resin Source
Volume 6 Issue 1 – 2018
Antonio Salatino and Maria Luiza F Salatino
Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo, Brazil
Antonio Salatino, Department of Botany, Institute of Biosciences, University of São Paulo
Red propolis ranks as the second most produced Brazilian propolis type. Its main chemical constituents are phenolic substances typical of the subfamily Faboideae of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae) family, such as neoflavanoids, chalcones, flavanones and isoflavonoids, among them isoflavones (e.g. biochanin a, daidzein) and pterocarpans (e.g. medicarpin). The plant source of Brazilian red propolis has been referred to as Dalbergia ecastophyllum throughout the propolis literature. Such scientific binomial, however, is a synonym of the legitimate name Dalbergia ecastaphyllum.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.