Propolis contains flavonoid which has a pharmacological action, vitamins, minerals and polysaccharides. Flavonoid is soluble in alcohol but not in water, while minerals and polysaccharides are soluble in water but not in alcohol. And some types of vitamins are soluble in water (B,C) and others in alcohol (A, D, E). Because of this reason, effective ingredients can be well extracted by alcohol + water.
(: Large scale extraction    : Small scale extraction    X : Extremely small scale extraction)
Extraction method Flavonoid Terpenoid Polysaccharides Mineral
alcohol+water
alcohol X X
water X
Supercritical Fluid Extraction X
micellization X X

   Contents & feature of technology development

  • The effective component is high.
  • It can be used as the various materials as it is soluble in water and there is no stickiness.
  • The resin or the wax doesn't float.
  • It is water-soluble and has the excellent human absorption rate.
  • It guarantees the quality with the foreign qualification and the patents.
  • It verifies the functionality as the human test.
  • Technology development through the research & development with the Korean largest national research institute, Department of food & biotechnology, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute