Bee Studies 2020, Vol 12, Num, 2     (Pages: 027-030)

Comparative Study of Some Commercial Propolis Extract with New Prepared Ethanolic Propolis Extract

Sevgi Kolaylı 1 ,Yakup Kara 1 ,Zehra Can 2

1 Karadeniz Technical University, Department of Chemistry, Trabzon, Turkey
2 Bayburt University, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Department of Emergency Aid and Disaster Management, Bayburt, Turkey
DOI : 10.51458/BSTD.2021.5 Viewed : 4114 - Downloaded : 1741 In this study, quality parameters of some commercially sold in Turkey propolis extracts were compared with freshly prepared ethanolic propolis extract (70%). The pH, total phenolic substance, total flavonoid and total antioxidant capacity values of 11 different commercial samples, including aqueous, ethanolic, water-based and vegetable oil, were compared. As a result, it was determined that ethanolic samples had the highest activity and the activity of propolis with olive oil was very low. It was found that products with high total polyphenol content (TP) had high total antioxidant values. It was also determined that a standard method was not used for the preparation of commercial propolis samples and that the TP values differ greatly. Keywords : Propolis Extraction Solvent