This is the result of the work from the bee. The workers collect the resin from buds of various trees (poplar, birch, ash, alder, oak…) at the end of the summer. This is why the color may vary. Chewing and salivary secretions transform the resins with wax and pollen propolis. Propolis (from the Greek “pro” in front and “polis” city) is used to seal the hive, remove bumps, reduce entries, embalm undesirables and consolidate unwanted rays.
The Incas used it against infectious fevers. Aristotle and Pliny the Elder extolled its virtues. In the 1st century, propolis was sold for more money than honey in Rome and legionnaires always carried it to treat their injuries. In the 19th century it is one of the most popular remedies in Russia and Germany, where it is used as an anti-infective, healing, soothing, anti-inflammatory as topical use. It was widely used in Russian clinics during the 2nd World War.
Propolis contains flavonoids, small amounts of vitamins, trace elements, fatty acids and amino acids. Propolis is antiviral, antibiotic and antifungal. Despite its 30,000 inhabitants, 33°C and high humidity, a hive is almost aseptic thanks to the propolis film that lines its walls.
A Russian team has demonstrated its effectiveness in tuberculosis. It reduces the multiplication of poliovirus and herpes virus. Flavonoids confes it spasmolytic properties (colitis), stimulation of the intestinal flora (probiotic) that makes it an excellent anti-diarrheal. In addition, they provide a vascular protection and a reduction in cellular aggregation. Propolis has a powerful anesthetic effect. The antioxidant effect of propolis explains its usefulness in the fight against cellular aging by capturing free radicals (it eliminates all heavy metals). Propolis strengthens the immune system because it restores T lymphocytes, promotes phagocytosis and the formation of antibodies. It is also anti-inflammatory by inhibiting prostaglandin synthesis. Propolis has anti-cancer properties ddue to a substance called CAPE. With its antioxidant powers, it protects organisms during radiotherapy or chemotherapy. There is no known toxicity except perhaps an allergy to some of its constituents (poplar or other). It is fully compatible with other therapies including cancer, in combination with other immunostimulants (such as Lapacho) or with hepatic protectors.
Internally: 30 drops, 3 times a day in warm water, away from meal times. (A deposit of wax may be left on the glass or cup).
Locally: 3-4 applications per day.