Propolis a gift from mother nature

Propolis, another healing gift from Mother Nature

What is Propolis? Propolis is a resinous substance that honeybees produce by mixing saliva and beeswax with plant and tree resins, and so the composition and nature of the Propolis is determined by the environmental conditions relative to the hive. Over 300 compounds have been identified in Propolis, many of which are polyphenols which have antioxidant properties. In particular, Propolis has polyphenol compounds called flavonoids which are antioxidants plants use to protect themselves. Propolis has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties and appears to protect against some bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Research indicates that Propolis has benefits in wound healing, dental and oral care, inflammation of the skin & tissue, and against the herpes virus – it could even be useful in the treatment of Diabetes and Cancer although clinical research is needed to develop this interesting area. Why is Propolis so important to Bees? Propolis is key to a…

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