Bee Propolis – What is it?
Bee Propolis is the sticky resin-like substance found in the beehive. The bees gather resin from trees and plants. They use this mixture to stick the hive together, and seal it. This substance also protects them from bacteria and disease.
As my dentist friend once said – “You don’t see any Kleenex flying out of a bee hive, do you?” No colds or viruses in that bee hive.
Propolis is well known to have a natural antibacterial effect. More specifically, Propolis has antibiotic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties to promote helpful bacteria, and kill harmful bacteria.
Propolis is dark in color, and is a rich source of minerals, amino acids, fats, trace minerals and bioflavonoids.
“…It is high in B-complex and contains vitamins C,E and Provitamin A. It is rich in amino acids, fats, and is a source of trace minerals such as zinc, manganese, copper and iron.
A rich variety of flavonoids are present in propolis. Research has shown that flavonoids are responsible for the major antibacterial effects of propolis“.
I’ve been using Bee Propolis for years now. Our natural medicine cabinet is never without a supply of Propolis.
I started using Propolis when the kids were little. Our daughter had so many ear infections. That stopped entirely. When I had a cold, it would last for weeks. Never again. I have had a cold or two since but they lasted for a few short days.
Here’s some really GOOD NEWS
A study using the MRSA (ATCC 33591) strain…
shows Propolis to be effective against MRSA.
Propolis has no known side effects (apart from some cases of allergic reactions to bee products)
Propolis can also be used in conjunction with antibiotics.
More Good News:
Bacteria and viruses do not develop a resistance to Propolis.
Propolis has been found to help:
“Fight many diseases
Regulate blood cells that clump together
May help reduce strokes
Control free radicals
Prevent damage caused by heavy metals (lead, mercury, caladium)
Enhance immune system
Reduce pain, inflammation, and fever
Act as an antibiotic without side effects
Speed cell growth
Stimulate cells that destroy invading organisms
Cuts and burns
Psoriasis and eczema
Absorption of certain nutrients”
disclaimer: The content on this post is meant for informational purposes only, and is not intended for use as official health consultation.