Each tablet contains Propolis resins, equivalent of 1000 mg raw Propolis. Propolis is a remarkable natural product crafted by the humble bee. Without it, the beehive would not be able to function as propolis is part of the bee colony’s immune system. Propolis is the bee’s naturally produced antibiotic.
Not surprisingly, propolis has been used since antiquity for its medicinal properties. The ancient Romans, Persian, Greeks, and Assyrians used it to treat wounds and Roman scholar Pliny (23-79 A.D) wrote that it “soothes pain of sinews and heals sores when it appears hopeless for them to mend.” The Chinese and Incans also used it for wounds, as well as fevers, ulcers, and toothache. The ancient Egyptians even embalmed their mummies with it, calling propolis the “secret to eternal health and life”.
Research through the 20th century and beyond has confirmed the medicinal value of propolis, establishing it as a natural antibiotic with antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, antiulcer, and immunomodulatory properties. Studies testing it against 10 different types of cancer, from brain to skin, breast and colon cancer have shown it prevents the spread of cancer to other organs and inhibits the new blood vessel growth and cell division that enables tumors to grow.
As a powerful antioxidant, propolis is an extremely useful supplement for good health.
Each tablet contains Propolis resins, equivalent of 1000 mg raw Propolis.
What is Propolis? Propolis, also known as ‘bee glue’, is used by bees to fortify their hives and protect it from wind, invaders and infection. They use it like cement to seal holes, gaps, cracks, and weaknesses and to strengthen the structure of the hive. It also contributes to keeping the internal temperature and humidity constant. Anything bees cannot remove from the hive is coated in a protective layer of propolis to stop the spread of disease and to maintain an aseptic environment.
Propolis is a sticky substance produced from a mixture of bee saliva, beeswax, sap and other exudates from buds, bark and leaves. The exact composition varies depending on the location of the hive and the color could be anything from dark yellow to green-brown, red and almost black.
Roughly 30% of propolis is wax, 50% resins and vegetable balsam and 10% essential and aromatic oils. However, it is a very complex substance comprised of roughly 300 different compounds including several flavonoids, terpenes, phenolics, lipid-wax substances, sugars, hydrocarbons, minerals, vitamins, pollens, and amino acids as well as cinnamic acid, cinnamyl alcohol, vanillin, caffeic acid, tetochrysin, isalpinin, pinocembrin, chrysin, galangin, and ferulic acid.
It is this sophisticated combination that makes propolis unique as a powerful healing agent – it is more than the sum of the parts. Of all the bee products, propolis has demonstrated the highest antifungal activity, effective against 40 different yeast strains, including Candida. The Russians have done so much on propolis that it came to be known as “Russian penicillin”.
It is good for:
Oral health – especially periodontal disease, implant problems, halitosis