Propolis is a natural bee glue produced by bees to protect the cells of the hive, line the cavities and is used to repair the honeycomb. Made from harvesting plant sap and blending it together with enzymes and beeswax, propolis has even been used as a defense against bacteria and intruder in beehives.
Naturally, humans have also noticed this amazing compound and started using it for medicinal purposes and as a health supplement around the world. In fact, propolis is now revered for its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties and sold as a health supplement for a variety of uses.
Propolis is typically dark brown or green, smells sweet and consists of resins, beeswax, pollen, essential oils and other compounds like acids, sugars and vitamins B, C, and E. The chemical makeup of propolis is dependent on its geographical origin, flora, and the bee species.
Benefits of Propolis
Scientists have found over 300 compounds present in propolis, including acids, carbohydrates, plant oils and vitamins B, C, and E. The majority of these are antioxidants like polyphenols that help guard against free radicals and cell damage in the body.
The type of polyphenols that propolis contains are called flavonoids. Flavonoids can be beneficial when it comes to skin protection, blood sugar and blood pressure, heart disease, brain function, bone health and even cancer.
The main active ingredient of these flavonoids is chrysin, which is derived from plants and flower parts. This is mixed in with the bee’s saliva, pollen and beeswax to create propolis.
Furthermore, propolis has a special compound pinocembrin that possesses antifungal, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. This can help people with burns and skin issues like cold sores and herpes heal faster, while speeding up healthy cell growth.
Propolis can also be effective for upper respiratory tract infections, skin infections, sore throats and assist in the healing of minor wounds.
Nature’s Glory Propolis Products
Here at Nature’s Glory, we strongly believe in the use of natural and organic ingredients in our food and supplements. Propolis is one of the many healthy items that we have incorporated into our range of products such as propolis extract, propolis balls, and propolis lozenges.
One of our most popular food-based supplements is our Propolis Balls. Rich in flavonoids, enzymes, amino acids, polysaccharides and vitamins, propolis is a natural antibiotic, antibacterial and antioxidative agent.
Propolis balls are made with bee pollen, ume plum concentrate, honey and vitamin C, and used to promote healing, beautify hair, increase immunity to colds, and provide relief from drastic, ulcers, baldness and asthma.
Nature's Glory high potency liquid propolis extract is alcohol-free, certified organic and made only from propolis and manuka honey.
Extracted from tree barks by bees, its antiviral and antibacterial properties can build immunity for colds and flu, ease pain, and guard against sore throats, gastric, skin disorders and promote healing.
Use it as a supplement, dilute and gargle with water or for external applications, liquid propolis extract is a concentrated and effective dosage for healing.
Designed to soothe sore throats and cough, our Propolis lozenges are made from certified organic manuka honey and propolis and without any artificial flavours or binders. You can suck on these lozenges without any worries about artificial ingredients and chemicals.Now you can enjoy the benefits of propolis in many forms to be taken everyday or whenever necessary. Find them all on our Nature’s Glory ecommerce store for organic and health items.