Abstract Title:

In vitro activity of propolis against Streptococcus pyogenes.

Abstract Source:

Lett Appl Microbiol. 2000 Aug;31(2):174-7. PMID: 10972723

Abstract Author(s):

K Bosio, C Avanzini, A D'Avolio, O Ozino, D Savoia

Article Affiliation:

Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences and Di.VA.P.R.A., University of Torino, Italy.


Propolis, a multifunctional substance used by bees to maintain the safety of their hives, is popular for its therapeutic potential against some micro-organisms. Ethanolic extracts of two propolis specimens, collected from different areas within a region in the north-west of Italy, were examined to evaluate their antimicrobial activity against 46 Streptococcus pyogenes strains. By both agar dilution and agar diffusion methods, the minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) were

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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