Bee propolis is a brown resin-like substance made from a mix of beeswax, resin, sap, botanical compounds and bees’ saliva that is obtained from beehives. Found in the hive, propolis is vital to honey bee survival -- it protects and strengthens the beehive against the external elements, prevents disease and parasites from taking over, and is even used to trap intruders that enter the hive.
Like honey, propolis has a history of medicinal use by the Greeks to Assyrians and Egyptians. It has been used for healing wounds and tumours, abscesses and even used for mummification. These days, propolis is still being used for healing benefits, due to its antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects.
Propolis is often found in all types of pharmaceutical and natural products, such as gels, lipsticks, ointments and mouthwash. It can be applied externally for wounds and sores caused by infection and also taken internally through throat sprays and other propolis extracts.
Benefits of Propolis
Propolis provides support for your general well-being and immunity through its powerful antioxidant benefits and defense against viruses and infections. It can be used to ward off colds, flu, cough, tonsillitis and cystitis and also help with recovery times when sick.
Propolis is rich in flavonoids, enzymes, trace elements, amino acids, polysaccharides and vitamins. Flavonoids are antioxidants present in propolis that can help to reduce oxidative stress in your cells.
Promote Healing of Skin
Propolis has long been used to promote healing of the skin when exposed to burns and wounds. Propolis has been used topically for warts, cold sores, allergies, psoriasis, eczema and other skin issues.
Antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral
Similarly, propolis has been used to guard against harmful bacteria, fungi and viruses like yeast and fungal infections and oral bacteria. Propolis is especially known to help with oral bacteria and the development of cavities through the use of propolis-flavoured toothpaste, mouthwash and gels.
Why You Should Take Nature’s Glory Propolis Extracts
Due to its versatility and natural sources, propolis extracts are one of our favourite supplements. Apply topically or take them daily, you can still get all the beneficial properties for everyday health.
Nature’s Glory Propolis Balls are made from propolis extract, ume plum concentrate, honey and vitamin C to promote healing, ease pain, beautify hair, provide relief from gastric, skin disorders, hoarseness, ulcers, baldness, and asthma. Packed with flavonoids, enzymes, trace elements, organic/amino acids, polysaccharides and vitamins, our propolis balls are a natural antibacterial and rejuvenating agent. It is chemical and pesticide free.
Nature’s Glory Propolis Extract is a high potency liquid propolis extract made from certified organic propolis and manuka honey. It contains anti-viral, antibacterial properties that help ease pain, hoarse throat, gastric, skin disorders and promotes healing.
These propolis extracts are handy to keep in your medicine cabinet to guard against everyday ailments and for long-term immunity and health. If it’s good enough for bees and their hives, it can be good for you too!