Propolis of Stingless Bees: a Promising Source of Biologically Active Compounds

Pharmacognosy Reviews,2007,1,1,88-92.
Published:January 2007
Type:Review Article
Author(s) affiliations:

V. Bankova* and M. Popova

Institute of Organic Chemistry with Centre of Phytochemistry, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev, bl.9, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria


The information published about chemical composition and biological activity of propolis from stingless bees (Meliponinae) of different genera is reviewed. The available data on the biological action of individual constituents is presented. The plant sources of this propolis are also considered. The perspectives of research and therapeutic use of Meliponinae propolis are discussed.