What are the health benefits of bee propolis? Historical data and modern science has proved that bee propolis can alleviate cold, flu, cough and other symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection. Propolis is nature’s gift of antibiotic and antioxidant to mankind.
1. Anti-Microbial Action
Propolis has a wide range of antibacterial properties. It also has anti-fungal and anti-viral powers. In one animal study, applying a propolis solution to wounds helped speed healing in diabetic rats.
In children, propolis has been found to:
- Prevent respiratory tract infections
- Remedy symptoms of the common cold
- Prevent middle ear infections
2. Prevents Dental Cavities
Greek and Roman physicians used propolis as mouth disinfectant. Modern studies show it may be effective in the treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis. Many studies have also found that extracts from bee glue limit bacterial plaque and reduce tooth caries. Other studies show that propolis may even help regenerate dental pulp, as well as bone tissue and cartilage.
3. Beats Drug for Genital Herpes
Propolis is more effective than a common drug for treating genital herpes according to a study published in Phytomedicine. Like honey, the composition and health benefits of propolis will vary depending on the trees and flowers and the location where it is produced. You can find propolis in its raw form directly from a local beekeeper. It's also in the "cappings" of honey – a crunchy mixture of pollen, propolis, and bees wax.
Propolis is also available without the honey. But extracts or tinctures of propolis are more convenient to use. They are popular for boosting the immune system, and for their anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-microbial properties.
You can also find propolis formulations for colds and flu-like symptoms, wound healing, acne, cold sores, genital herpes, and dermatitis. They are available as creams, ointments, lotions, toothpastes, and mouth washes. Oral propolis formulations can be found as pastes, lozenges, liquid extracts, tablets, and capsules.
Throatezze© Propolis Drops is suitable for persons whose profession requires continuous use of the voice e.g. lawyers, teachers, instructors, vocalists and salespersons. It also helps to alleviate the throat irritation in people who smoke, inhale second-hand smoke or other air pollutants.
However, if you have an allergy to honey or bees, you may also have a reaction to products containing bee propolis.