What is Propolis
Propolis is a compound created by bees to be used as a coating for their bee hives. The bees combine the sap from trees, along with their own discharge and beeswax to produce a “bee glue” - a sticky, greenish-brown product. Depending on the location of the bees and what trees and flowers they have access to, the composition and flavour of the propolis will be different.
The bees use this natural resin substance to patch up holes and damage in their hive walls. When harvested, it is collected from the bee hives and may contain other bee products.
Even in ancient times, propolis has been used for its medicinal properties. It was used by the Greeks, Assyrians and Egyptians from treating wounds, fighting infections and even embalming mummies. It is well known for its healing properties for your body, especially when it comes to your hair and skin.
How Does Propolis Benefit Your Hair and Skin
Studies have shown that propolis can help with hair loss. Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, propolis could promote the growth of cells that contribute to hair growth.
Hair loss happens when skin conditions like scalp dermatitis, psoriasis, acne or dandruff occur or when hormonal imbalance and medications cause inflammation of the scalp skin cells. This leads to weakened and damaged hair falling out.
The studies show that with the application of bee propolis to the scalp, it can help increase the number of hair growth cells, reduce damage to the hair follicle and increase the strength of the hair root. It may even help stimulate hair re-growth in some areas.
Likewise, propolis has numerous benefits for the skin, especially in terms of acne, ageing and skin healing.
Propolis has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to fight off acne and pimples. Propolis is said to increase the cellular immune response, decrease the number and severity of zits, ease redness and prevent further acne.
Propolis protects the skin from damage from free radicals, caused by environmental pollution, sun exposure and radiation. These free radicals can damage the skin, change your skin colours and weaken the skin with wrinkles and premature ageing. In contrast, propolis is rich in antioxidants and protects the skin by contributing electrons to free radicals to stop skin damage.
Propolis can also have positive effects against burn treatments and wound repairs. Propolis helps to speed up the healing process against blemishes, brown spots, scars and other skin marks, especially in the aftermath of acne. It helps to create a healthy barrier and maintain the right water and oil balance of your skin.
Nature’s Glory Propolis Extract
As you can see, propolis is effective for beautifying and improving your hair and skin on your body. At Nature’s Glory, we recommend using our liquid Propolis Extract for your use.
Originally available to be consumed internally as a health supplement, the 100% alcohol-free, organic propolis extract can also be applied topically on your hair and skin. You may also want to ingest it for the added effects as well - we suggest 5-10 drops per day as an appropriate dosage.
The propolis extract has additional antiviral, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties to help ease pain, sore throats, gastric, skin disorders and boost your immunity to colds, flu, and coughs.
Our food-based supplements contain only the most pure ingredients sourced from trusted suppliers and farmers. As one of the pioneers of the organic movement in Singapore, we are dedicated to providing carefully sourced organic food and health supplements for the benefit of our health conscious customers.
Find out more about our Nature’s Glory Propolis Extract here.