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Title: Use of Propolis chemical and Asian tiger mosquito bites : case report and review
Authors: Muscat, Michelle
Keywords: Propolis -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies
Propolis -- Therapeutic use
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: Malta Medical Journal
Citation: Malta Medical Journal. 2013, Vol.25(1), p. 58-61
Abstract: Propolis is a substance of variable composition which incorporates resins derived from plants and beeswax. It varies depending on the geographic location and local flora such as plant and bee species. Propolis possesses several attributes such as immune enhancement, antimicrobial, antioxidant, analgesic as well as reported anti-tumour effects.1,2 Several research efforts have focused on studying the chemical composition of propolis.3-7 The diverse biological activity probably relates in part to the significant changes in extract constituents. Propolis has been popularized in the past as a natural remedy but significant possible pharmaceutical use is envisaged. This brief review details a case of how multiple annoying localized allergic skin reactions secondary to Asian tiger mosquito bites were soothed and resolved very rapidly with the application of Propolis.
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