Bee Propolis, sometimes simply known as Propolis, has many attributes declared in medical research journals : • It is a powerful natural antibiotic [ even effective against staphylococcus aureus which assaults between 5% and 10% of patients hospitalized in US] • Bee Propolis is effective against dental decay[from streptococcal bacteria ] • It is an anti-oxidant • Bee Propolis is an anti-inflammatory • It helps prevent blood clots • Bee Propolis is anti-viral [ effective for example in fighting the respiratory infections of the common cold and of influenza]
So what is “Bee Propolis”? Is it ‘natural’? Bee Propolis is a sticky substance bees make from the bark and leaves of particular trees. The bees use it to line their hives with. This protects them from infection. It is said that bee hives are many times more germ free and sterile than operating theatres! Bee Propolis has a complex make-up and there are many compounds still to identified. But it has been established that Bee Propolis is full of vitamins, minerals and amino acids and research has shown that vitamin P (bioflavonoids) in Bee Propolis is 500 times greater than in that of an orange!
There has also been a lot of research into Bee Propolis particularly in Eastern Europe. This research has shown that not only is Bee Propolis a strong probiotic, but it can also help fight respiratory problems including pneumonia and tuberculosis.The research also revealed that Bee Propolis is good for skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis and bedsores, ulcers, wounds and even cancer. In mouth hygiene (as I can confirm from personal experience), Bee Propolis protects against plaque and improves the health of the gums- much to the amazement of my own dentist. However be aware that Fluoride which some public utilities add to water supplies, is an industrial toxic waste and inhibits the action of Bee Propolis. Bee Propolis can be taken internally but also used topically as it also comes in creams and ointments.