Action of Propolis on Microorganisms of the Oral Cavity: an Integrative Review

  • Anne Milane Formiga Bezerra Emergency Mobile Service, EMS, Sousa, PB
  • Maria do Carmo Andrade Duarte de Farias Universidade Federal de Campina Grande
  • Kévia Katiúcia Santos Bezerra Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Antônio Fernandes Filho Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Geofabio Sucupira Casimiro Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Renata Suele Maia Pereira Emergency Mobile Service, EMS, Sousa, PB
  • Elicarlos Marques Nunes Integrated Faculties of Patos, PB
  • Edivânia Maria Leite da Silva MSB Visual Communications Ltd – And Design and Visual Communication, João Pessoa, PB
  • Joyce Carolle Bezerra Cavalcante Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Irla Maria Vieira Brasilino Emergency Mobile Service, EMS, Sousa, PB
  • Kennia Sibelly Marques de Abrantes Federal University of Campina Grande
  • Luiz Carlos de Abreu Faculty of Medicine of ABC, Santo Andre, SP
  • Patrício Borges Maracajá Federal University of Campina Grande, Pombal - PB
  • Alfredina dos Santos Araújo Federal University of Campina Grande, Pombal - PB
  • Rosilene Agra da Silva Federal University of Campina Grande, Pombal - PB

Abstract

Introduction: In the mouth there are several microorganisms, including bacteria and fungi, which, under favorable conditions, can cause oral health problems. In combating these diseases there are several antibiotics and antifungals, synthetic drugs and also natural.

Objective: identifying the action of propolis on microorganisms in the oral cavity.

Method: we opted for the integrative literature review, using the descriptors: oral cavity, propolis, anti-inflammatory activity, antimicrobial activity, endodontics, antimicrobial, propolis, saliva, metabolism, microbiology, antimicrobial activity and mouth; the consulted databases were PubMed, LILACS and SciELO, published between 1999 and 2014. The results were obtained through the selection of 09 articles, through close reading, critical and reflective texts, and then the organization of summary frames of data.

Results: evidence was gathered and synthesized, pointing to the antibacterial action (Gram-positive and Gram-negative) and antifungal (C. albicans and C. tropicallis) of propolis. The methodological designs of the studies analyzed were in majority, of weak evidence, for evidence-based practice. Therefore, the findings may be questioned.

Conclusion: it needs that are carried out research studies in a systematic review and randomized clinical studies with humans, because they are considered major force evidence and are defined therapeutic parameters and minimum chemical composition, the different types of propolis, so having the appropriate/desired therapeutic properties.

Published
Jun 2, 2015
How to Cite
BEZERRA, Anne Milane Formiga et al. Action of Propolis on Microorganisms of the Oral Cavity: an Integrative Review. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, june 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1160>. Date accessed: 15 oct. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1717.
Section
Microbiology

Keywords

Propolis; Oral Cavity; Anti-Infective Agents; Review.