Did you know that honey isn’t the only thing that bees make?
Bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build and protect their hives. This is propolis. Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties. Greeks used it to treat abscesses. Assyrians put it on wounds and tumors to fight infection and help the healing process. Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.
Healing compounds in propolis
Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body. Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties, including: fruits, green tea, vegetables, red wine…
WoundsPropolis is thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing. One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth. Another study found that a topical propolis alcoholic extract was more effective than a steroid cream in reducing mast cells in oral surgery wounds. Mast cells are associated with inflammation and slowed wound healing.
Cold sores and genital herpesOintments that contain 3 percent propolis may help speed healing time and reduce symptoms in both cold sores and sores from genital herpes. Our propolis cream is excelent in treatment of symptoms caused by herpes viruses. One study found when topical propolis was applied three times a day, it helped to heal cold sores faster than no treatment. The researchers found the propolis cream not only reduced the amount of herpes virus present in a person’s body, but also protected the body against future cold sore breakouts.
CancerPropolis has been suggested to have a role in treating certain cancers as well. According to one study, some of the anti-cancerous effects of the substance include:
- keeping cancerous cells from multiplying
- reducing the likelihood cells will become cancerous
- blocking pathways that keep cancer cells from signaling to each other
Propolis can be used in natural form - you can chew or grind and mix in honey.
Propolis can also be used as an alcohol tincture - 2x daily 10 drops per teaspoon of honey.
In our offer you can also find propolis cream that is excellent for treating various skin disorders and skin care of the whole body.
- It works antivirally, antibacterial, antifungal
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Natural antibiotic
- Accelerates wound healing
- Has antioxidant properties
- It acts as a supportive therapy for the treatment of tumors
- Treats and prevents the formation of cold sores
- Strengthens immunity
- Helps protect the body against various pathogens
- Promotes faster recovery and cell growth
- Heals the inflammation of mouth cavities
- It works against toothaches and gingivitis
- Heals mucus in the throat