The working of Propolis
As a supplement, Propolis helps provides your body the protection and healing properties that has allowed bees to survive for millions of years against many enemies.
It is an excellent aid against bacterial infections.
Humans have benefitted from propolis for 1000's of years and we are only now starting to scratch the surface of propolis' benefits.
The high nutrient and antiseptic properties of propolis help build resistance to disease.
Propolis has long been know to have a natural antibacterial effect.
In fact, it has been referred to as, "nature's penicillin".
Propolis has no known side effects. It boosts the immune system while fighting invaders, something prescription antibiotics cannot do.
Propolis has been found to help:
- Fight many diseases
- Reduce pain, inflammation & fever
- Help ear infections
- Speed cell growth
- Control free radicals
- Absorption of nutrients
- Skin irritations
- Reduce allergy symptoms
- Reduce high blood pressure
- Promote healing
- Alleviating sore throats
- Heal damage from radiation
- Enhance immune system
- Act as an antibiotic without side effects
- Help reduce stokes by regulating blood cells
- Help keep joints lubricated
In addition to its antibacterial and antiviral properties, Propolis also has antifungal properties.
Propolis helps inhibit infections such as Trichophyton Rubrum (common in most skin disease), Staphylococcus (or staph infections, 20 strains), Steptococcus, ( or strep throat infections, 10 strains), E. Coli (10 strains), and Candida Albicans, (parasitic yeastlike fungus that inhabits the intestines, genital tract, mouth, esophagus, & throat).
Propolis is high in flavonoids, (flavonoids are a super class of antioxidant), which by themselves may account for many of the benefits of propolis. (One of the reasons why the Egyptians used it in their balseming process)
It contains 21 different flavonoids and antioxidants to help control free radicals.
Free radicals are caused by waste from our body cells that increase with stress and infections as well as through environmental contaminants and toxins.
They cause cell damage or cell death if they are not neutralized. The antioxidants found in Propolis help neutralize the free radicals and prevent cell damage.
Bee propolis is believed to stimulate phagocytosis, the means by which white blood cells destroy bacteria.
Propolis works against bacteria in several ways. One study reported that it prevented bacterial cell division and also broke down bacterial walls and cytoplasm, (material inside the cell membrane containing the necessary components of life), which is how some prescription antibiotics work.
Cell deteriation is also one of the symtoms of aging and therefor, Propolis can be used to slow down this cell deteriation process and add a few more years to your live.
Flavonoids stimulate hair growth, and improve the circulation of the blood. They also stimulate elimination of urine, bile secretion, and endocrine secretion. It is a well known fact that endocrine secretion, from places such as the thymus, the thyroid gland, the pancreas and the adrenals has a beneficial effect on the organism in general. Flavonoids are not only antibacterial substances, they are also active for the treatment of ulcers, rheumatism, flu and cold syndromes, irritated stomachs and certain breathing problems.
The same products are also beneficial for some chronic ailments, such as stress and joint problems.
This gives an extra dimension to the performance of the product.
Propolis, by nature, gives us a most powerful and versatile complement to supplement our food intake.