Propolis raises the body’s natural resistance by stimulating the formation of antibodies and one’s own immune system. It also adds certain vitamins like B1, B, C, E and essential minerals including iron, manganese and silicon to the body. Propolis stimulates enzyme systems, cell metabolism, circulation, collagen formation and improves the healing of burn wounds.
Propolis rarely causes allergic reaction, however some people, especially those who have known allergic reactions to bee stings or other hive products (such as bee pollen) should avoid propolis. Test on skin before use. If skin irritation or swelling of the mouth or throat occurs, discontinue use. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner. Store in a cool, dry place.
This information is a guide only. Persons should contact their health professional prior to taking any supplements.
Protecting the liver. Reducing blood pressure. Protecting the liver and stomach against tetrachloride and ulcers. Improving antibiotic effectiveness – increases the effectiveness of penicillin or other antibiotics from 10 to 100 fold. It’s also a natural antibiotic. A local anaesthetic and a sedative.
Propolis consists of more than 180 chemical components. The composition will vary from hive to hive, depending on the origin of the resins collected. Normally it is dark brown in colour, but it can be found in green, red, black and white hues, depending on the source. Propolis is non-toxic. ‘Typical’ propolis has approximately 50 constituents:-
Think of propolis as bees own medicine. Bees use propolis:
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