Propolis is a product made from bees. It is usually used as a natural antibiotic with a broad spectrum of protection. It can also be used as an antifungal and antiviral preparation that is extremely important for human health.
Propolis cannot be produced artificially and is therefore very special. The human immune system and the treatment of various diseases was discovered several hundreds of years ago.
Propolis is gathered by a worker bee flying from flower to flower or when it lands on the bark of a tree that secretes resin. The resin is specific to the conifer tree, but it is also found on other flowers leaves, more precisely conifer needles. It is the only disinfectant that bees have in the hive.
Its benefits are:
Antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antimycotic, antitumor, boosts immune system.
It is used for the treatment of the hair, for disinfection of the mouth, for the care of skin and body(cream and lotion). Propolis can also be used against the clogging of blood vessels and for repetitive coughs. Digestion and cirrhosis in the stomach.
Depending on the type of plants from which it is collected, its percentage and the ratio of wax, resin, essential oils, vitamins and minerals will also depend on it.
The bees are very meticulous and tidy and every part of the hive must be smeared with propolis, so care must be taken when removing it so as not to disturb the health and life of the bee.
I read in some books that propolis contains over three hundred medicinal substances, of which 22 are vitamins and 7 minerals. Nutritionists also recommend the use of propolis because it is not harmful to one’s health, does not disturb the intestinal flora and does not kill the good bacteria needed by the body