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Propolis

Propolis has been for around for over 45M years, and has been used by man for thousands of years, both internally and externally as an effective healing agent to humans.

 

Bee Extracts

Propolis is actually asticky resin, which seeps from the buds of some trees. The bees gather these propolis, oftenly called “bee glue” and carry it home in their pollen baskets. bee propolisThe worker bees then take the resinous material and add salivary secretions and wax flakes to it and use the bee propolis in two ways: firstly to reinforce the hive itself, and secondly propolis protects the hive from bacterial and viral infection. It is these properties that we can benefit from in using propolis. The manuka bees gather propolis, also called bee glue, and carry it home in their pollen baskets. The worker bees then take the resinous material and add salivary secretions and wax flakes to it and use the bee propolis in two ways: firstly to reinforce the hive itself, and secondly propolis protects the hive from bacterial and viral infection. Propolis consists of 55% resinous compounds and balsams, 30% beeswax, 10% aromatic oils, 5% bee pollen.

Technically, propolis is exceedingly complex and contains a rich variety of potent terpenes and benzoic, caffeic, cinnamic, and phenolic acids. Propolis is very high in flavanoid content, which has been proven to account for many of the health giving benefits attributed to propolis.