4 December 2015

Propolis is a sticky sap collected by bees from the buds and sap flows of certain trees. Worker bees gather the Propolis, take it back to the hive and store it.  It is then used as a sealant for unwanted gaps in the hive, to spread over rough areas of wood and to build panels. With its antiseptic properties propolis is used to clean out the cells after a bee is born. 

It also acts as an antiseptic barrier protecting the hive from contamination and from external invaders like mice, and lizards.  The antimicrobial properties of propolis protect the hive from viruses and bacteria. Researchers found that bees living in hives coated with propolis have lower bacteria in their body and also 'quieter' immune systems.

Propolis doesn't just benefit bees. For thousands of years, folk medicine practitioners have used propolis to treat abscesses, heal wounds, and fight infection. 

Propolis, the natural antibiotic, works against harmful bacteria without destroying the friendly bacteria the body needs. Propolis boosts immunity, fights infection and softens the skin. Propolis has beneficial effects on throat and mouth infections, skin disorders and wounds. 

Our Propolis range consists of:

Propolis Capsules – to help strengthen the immune system and provide additional protection from colds and flu.

Propolis Throat spray – provides protection against oral infections and bacteria. Provides pleasant breath freshening qualities.

Propolis Extract – Alcohol-free, may strengthen the immune system. Use as a gargle for sore throats, use on cuts, sores, and fungal infections and may improve the healing of mouth ulcers.