Propolis has been around for over 45 million years and has been used as a healing agent since early civilisation. Today, there is mounting evidence that Propolis may stimulate and support healthy immune function. A healthy immune system means greater resistance and better defence against infection, illness and disease.
Propolis is a natural substance collected by bees from the buds of certain trees. Bees mix the resinous material with salivary secretions and wax and use it to sterilize the hive entrance. Inside the hive, the Propolis is used to prepare a clean and safe place for the queen bee to lay her eggs and to protect the hive internally from bacterial and viral infection.
Propolis has been around for over 45 million years and has been used as a healing agent since early civilisation. The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all used Propolis for health purposes, and in more recent history Propolis was used to treat wounds and prevent the spread of infection during various world wars.
Today, there is mounting evidence that Propolis tinctures and supplments may benefit and support immune function. A healthy immune system means greater resistance and better defence against infection, illness and disease.
The secret behind this support may be antibacterial qualities of Propolis acting in combination with its naturally high flavonoid content. Flavonoids are fast becoming known as nature’s super antioxidants and are said to be more effective than Vitamin C, E, Selenium and zinc. Bioflavonoids may also improve the activity and performance of other antioxidants –especially Vitamin C - making them more effective at maintaining general health.
The combination of antioxidants and anti-bacterials in Propolis give it a potentially dual-action benefit, simultaneously destroying free radicals and fighting infection at the same time. This makes Propolis tinctures and supplements excellent for fighting and preventing colds and flus and also for supporting more general health concerns – especially inflammatory related illnesses.
With scientific studies being conducted, there is certainly more to be revealed about this ancient and powerful natural health supplement.