Bioactivity of Baltic amber - fossil resin

Paweł Tumiłowicz , Ludwik Synoradzki , Agnieszka Sobiecka , Jacek Arct , Katarzyna Pytkowska , Sławomir Safarzyński


This paper constitutes a review concerning studies on bioactivity of Baltic amber. Baltic amber (succinite) – Eocene fossil resin – is a very complicated mixture consisting of polymeric and low molecular mass components. In folk medicine, succinite is thought to be a remedy for all ailments or diseases. However, there are no scientific results confirming the assumption that succinite can positively influence human body. To confirm it indirectly, many articles examining succinite components were analyzed. Basing on them, we realized that many properties attributed to Baltic amber may originate from its components also released from its polymeric structure. Observed properties are: antioxidative activity, antimicrobial activity, antiphlogistic activity, repellent and insecticidal activity – they coincide with folk medicine applications of succinite.
Author Paweł Tumiłowicz (FC / LTP)
Paweł Tumiłowicz,,
- Laboratory Of Technological Processes
, Ludwik Synoradzki (FC / LTP)
Ludwik Synoradzki,,
- Laboratory Of Technological Processes
, Agnieszka Sobiecka (FC / LTP)
Agnieszka Sobiecka,,
- Laboratory Of Technological Processes
, Jacek Arct
Jacek Arct,,
, Katarzyna Pytkowska
Katarzyna Pytkowska,,
, Sławomir Safarzyński
Sławomir Safarzyński,,
Journal seriesPolimery, ISSN 0032-2725
Issue year2016
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishbursztyn bałtycki, sukcynit, żywica kopalna, aktywność biologiczna, odpady jubilerskie, kosmetyki
Keywords in EnglishBaltic amber, succinite, fossil resin, biological activity, jewelry wastes, cosmetics
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)15
ScoreMinisterial score = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 15.0, 28-11-2017, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Impact Factor: 2016 = 0.778 (2) - 2016=0.804 (5)
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