Next Article in Journal
RND Efflux Systems Contribute to Resistance and Virulence of Aliarcobacter butzleri
Previous Article in Journal
The Role of ArlRS and VraSR in Regulating Ceftaroline Hypersusceptibility in Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus
Review

Pharmaceutical Prospects of Bee Products: Special Focus on Anticancer, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Properties

1
Faculty of Pharmacy, Hasanuddin University, Makassar 90245, Sulawesi Selatan, Indonesia
2
Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Dhaka, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh
3
Department of Pharmacy, BGC Trust University Bangladesh, Chittagong 4381, Bangladesh
4
Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Faculty of Food Science and Technology, University of Vigo, Ourense Campus, E32004 Ourense, Spain
*
Authors to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editors: Marina Spînu, Magdalena Rzewuska and Emoke Pall
Antibiotics 2021, 10(7), 822; https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10070822
Received: 2 June 2021 / Revised: 1 July 2021 / Accepted: 2 July 2021 / Published: 6 July 2021
Bee products have long been used in traditional healing practices to treat many types of disorders, including cancer and microbial-related diseases. Indeed, several chemical compounds found in bee products have been demonstrated to display anticancer, antibacterial, antiviral, and antiparasitic properties. With the improvement of research tools and in view of recent advances related to bee products, this review aims to provide broad yet detailed insight into the pharmaceutical prospects of bee products such as honey, propolis, bee pollen, royal jelly, bee bread, beeswax, and bee venom, in the domain of cancer and infectious disease management. Available literature confirms the efficacy of these bee products in the alleviation of cancer progression, inhibition of bacterial and viral proliferation, and mitigation of parasitic-related symptoms. With such potentials, bioactive components isolated from the bee products can be used as an alternative approach in the long-run effort to improve humans’ health at a personal and community level. View Full-Text
Keywords: honeybee products; anticancer; antibacterial; antiviral; antiparasitic honeybee products; anticancer; antibacterial; antiviral; antiparasitic
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Nainu, F.; Masyita, A.; Bahar, M.A.; Raihan, M.; Prova, S.R.; Mitra, S.; Emran, T.B.; Simal-Gandara, J. Pharmaceutical Prospects of Bee Products: Special Focus on Anticancer, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Properties. Antibiotics 2021, 10, 822. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10070822

AMA Style

Nainu F, Masyita A, Bahar MA, Raihan M, Prova SR, Mitra S, Emran TB, Simal-Gandara J. Pharmaceutical Prospects of Bee Products: Special Focus on Anticancer, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Properties. Antibiotics. 2021; 10(7):822. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10070822

Chicago/Turabian Style

Nainu, Firzan, Ayu Masyita, Muh. A. Bahar, Muhammad Raihan, Shajuthi R. Prova, Saikat Mitra, Talha B. Emran, and Jesus Simal-Gandara. 2021. "Pharmaceutical Prospects of Bee Products: Special Focus on Anticancer, Antibacterial, Antiviral, and Antiparasitic Properties" Antibiotics 10, no. 7: 822. https://doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics10070822

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop