Brazilian Propolis

Brazilian Propolis is quite different from others around the world. Brazilian Bee propolis is one of the MOST POWERFUL antioxidants and immunity enhancers! It also has natural antibacterial, antibiotic and antiviral properties. What is propolis for? Propolis is a plant mastic produced by honeybees from resinous substances collected from tree buds and sap. Bees bring the resin to the hive and mix it with their own secretions, such as bee wax and saliva. Propolis is thought to be used to seal unnecessary holes and cracks in the hive and to protect the bee colony against intruders, viruses, fungi, and bacteria [1], [2]. Propolis is used in folk medicine in many regions worldwide and has been reported to have various biological and physiological activities, such as antibacterial [3], [4], antiviral [5], anti-inflammatory [6], and anticancer [7], [8], [9], [10] effects. Propolis contains numerous chemical ingredients, including cinnamic acid derivatives (e.g., p-coumaric acid, drupanin, artepillin C, and baccharin (Fig. 1)), benzoic acids, substituted phenolic acids, flavonoids, and amino acids [11], [12], [13], and the chemical composition of propolis depends on various factors, such as the geographical origin, types of plant sources [5], [13], and season of the year. Baccharis dracunculifolia DC (Asteraceae) [14], [15], [16], a plant native to Brazil, is the most important botanical source of southeastern Brazilian propolis, which is known as green propolis because of its deep green color. Honeybees sterilise their hives A number of studies have shown that propolis has a range of antimicrobial properties, but mostly in relation to human health. For example, numerous publications cite its effectiveness against viruses, bacteria and even cancer cells. Walker, Matt (23 July 2009). Biomedical research Propolis is being researched for the potential development of new drugs focusing on a variety of its properties, including those for possible immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic and anti-ulcer applications.[ Sforcin JM, Bankova V (2011)] How do you use propolis? Adults - 20 to 30 drops diluted in ½ a glass of water or juice, 1 to 3 times a day, or more times, as needed. Children - over 03 years of age, half the dose Allergies: Do not use propolis if you are allergic to bee by-products including honey, conifers, poplars, Peru balsam, and salicylates.