What is Propolis? And what’s so great about it?If you’re ever down with a cold or having a really bad sore throat, this is one arsenal you’d want to have.
Propolis is produced by bees and they use it to glue the materials of their hives together by mixing beeswax and other secretions of resins from the buds of conifers and poplar trees. But truly it’s better used not just for the binding of hives but in the the treatment of burns, minor wounds, ulcers, Candida, infections, inflammations and even herpes.
For centuries, people have used Propolis as a remedy for acne, itching, tuberculosis and even cancer.The reason why it’s used in this myriad of ailments is because Propolis is a proven antibiotic and antiseptic. It doesn’t just guard the beehive against intruders but is also used to treat unwanted health conditions because of its antomicrobial, antioxidative, anti-ulcer and anti-tumor properties.
Scientists havefound that bee Propolis actually contains over 300 natural compounds, including amino acids, coumarins, phenolic aldehydes, polyphenols,sequiterpene quinines and steroids. And the interesting thing about propolis, which is also true for good quality honey,is that its composition is always going to vary depending upon the exact collection time, collection location and plant sources. This causes the color of the honey to vary too.
Since understanding the properties and benefits of Propolis, I started carrying around a bottle of this natural remedy and consuming honey on an almost daily basis. Not only has it helped me stay virus free even when people around where suffering from colds, it soothes my throat really quickly even after I’ve been teaching and talking for 6 hours in a day. Unless you have an allergy to bee product, I do highly recommend keeping this handy and it’s safe even for little children to consume.