• Adil F. Wali Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, RAKCOPS, RAK Medical and Health Sciences University, RAS Al-Khaimah 11172, U.A.E
  • Ahlam Mushtaq Department of Biochemistry, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India
  • Muneeb U. Rehman Department of Biochemistry, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Kashmir, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India
  • Seema Akbar Research Institute of Unani Medicine, University of Kashmir Campus, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India
  • Mubashir Hussain Masoodi Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Kashmir, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir 190006, India


Propolis, also called ‘Bee glue’, is resinous material collected by Bees from flowers, buds, and exudates of plants. Literature survey were conducted using different electronic databases, like PubMed, Scifinder, and Indian scientific database. The phytoconstituents composition in the Bee Propolis varies and depends upon the flora in the location; more than 500 compounds have been isolated and identified till now. They belong to such assorted chemical classes as polyphenols like, phenylpropanoids, chalcone, terpenenes, lignans, coumarins, aromatic acids and their esters. This current review is an attempt to compile data, which will give information of constituents present in Propolis.

Keywords: Propolis, Pinobanksin 3-acetate, Phytochemistry, Mummifying corpses


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Wali, A., Mushtaq, A., Rehman, M., Akbar, S., & Masoodi, M. (2017). BEE PROPOLIS (BEE’S GLUE): A PHYTOCHEMISTRY REVIEW. Journal of Critical Reviews, 4(4), 9-13.
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