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Turkey Medicals – in a scientific study conducted at Ataturk University, it was determined that propolis prevents cancer, is effective against viruses and has an anti-aging property.

Atatürk University Faculty of Science Department of Chemistry Faculty Member Professor Doctor made in the scientific study of inspiration, making it a very powerful antioxidant effect to inhibit cancer, gastric ulcers good for your dental and oral wounds heal, is effective against bacteria and viruses and anti-aging property has been identified.

Prof. Dr. who was a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, told AA correspondent, beekeeping by stating that it’s a product in Anatolia since the old times have widespread use among the people that are doing so because it is widely used for scientific studies on propolis and wondering, he said.

Professor Doctor telling they had identified many aspects of their study, literature, considering in particular, many biological and pharmacological activities, particularly those that have biological activity antibacterial, antiviral, antitumor, anticancer, and said there was antieging effects.

Noting that there is a lot of plant diversity in the region and that this adds a plus value to beekeeping products, Prof. Dr. said, “We took a fresh propolis sample from the region. We investigated the antioxidant and radical scavenging properties of it. We have observed many excellent activities. We found that it has a stronger effect than almost the strongest antioxidants used, especially compared to the standards,” he said.

All of that is being mentioned again after reports that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was using Prof. Dr. by emphasizing the study in the second leg of their joint work with TUBITAK research by highlighting these effective properties, which may have originated from it all, it all, and more than 360 other volatile organic compounds, especially phenolic and polyphenolic-rich content indicated.

Emphasizing that propolis is also very rich in amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, Prof. Dr. noted that:

“These are the components that already have pharmacological and biological effects. Flavones and flavonoids make up 15 percent of propolis. These are extremely important components for health. Keep it today from vegetables and fruits, especially the components in plant food sources that come out in the fall are phenols and flavonoids and similar components. In our research, we have also observed that especially caffeic acid and the phenethyl ester of caffeic acid are abundant, and they are also very rich in vitamins A and C.”

Recalling that the secrets of the long lives of Middle Eastern people have been investigated in recent studies, Prof. Dr. said, “It is known that Far Eastern people have both long lives and stronger immune systems. It is said that the secret of this is due to the propolis in their diet. Because propolis strengthens the defense system. It severely inhibits the proliferation of tumor cells, the bacterium that causes the helicobacter pylori microorganism that ulcer patients cannot cope with,” he said.

Emphasizing that their work has received more than 50 citations since the day it was published, Prof. Dr. continued as follows:

“Propolis is especially good for mouth and dental wounds and other dental diseases. Most importantly, it prevents the development of tumor cells and the microorganism that causes ulcers. It has antibiotic, antiviral properties. It is also very effective against viruses. It has been proven to be an anticancer. We know that it seriously supports the immune system. It has an anti-aging property. It is used effectively against microbial and viral infections.”

Stating that propolis is widely used in scientific research in health sectors such as dentistry, pharmacy and medicine, said, “We have proven that propolis has a wound healing property, is a very powerful antioxidant and removes free radicals that cause many diseases. We have observed that some components, especially those that are very important from a biological point of view, are abundant in propolis,” he said.


One of the important ways to protect against diseases and the corona virus that are likely to increase with the upcoming winter season is to strengthen the immune system. Propolis is also one of the recommended products for strengthening immunity. So, do we know how we should use propolis, which has the property of preventing the reproduction of viruses, who can use propolis, and who can not? What is propolis and how is it produced? What ways can be followed, especially for children who do not like the taste of propolis? “How do I dissolve propolis?” or “How can I use propolis?” if you are wondering, here is the answer.

How many times a week is propolis used?

Stating that propolis can be used for at least 3 days a week for children under 10 drops and for adults up to 15-20 drops for “flu” can be used 3 days a week with a break of one day during periods of intense infection.

We should not overeat products containing honey, that is, a mixture with propolis. Because no matter what we do inside them, there are products that we can’t control, there are products that we don’t know are likely to be allergens.

These products do not show the standard effect on everyone. That is why honey, especially propolis mixtures, should be consumed no more than 3 days a week and not exceeding a few spoons.


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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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