2 ounces of the highest grade raw propolis sustainably harvested from holistically managed honeybees at our mountain apiary in North Carolina.
Propolis has natural antibiotic, antiviral, antibacterial, antiseptic and antifungal properties. It's used as an immune stimulant.
Here is the scientific research cited by The National Center for Biotechnology Information:
- Contains Honeybee Propolis infused into grain alcohol.
- 2oz. bottle of 75% Ultra Strength Propolis with a dropper.
Directions for Use
1-2 Drops orally.
In water or honey for colds & flu, Immune deficiency, and sore throats.
Apply directly to the affected area for cuts, cold sores, fungal infections, skin irritations, and burns.
WHAT IS PROPOLIS?
Honeybee Propolis is a resin-like glue obtained from honeybee hives. It has a long history of medicinal use, dating back to 350 B.C.
Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.
Propolis also has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing.
Propolis is most commonly used for canker sores and infections caused by bacteria (including tuberculosis), by viruses (including flu, H1N1 "swine" flu, and the common cold), by fungus, and by single-celled organisms called protozoans. Propolis is also used for cancer of the nose and throat; for boosting the immune system; and for treating gastrointestinal (GI) problems including Helicobacter pylori infection in peptic ulcer disease.
· One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.
· Another study found that a topical propolis tincture was more effective than a steroid cream in reducing mast cells in oral surgery wounds. Mast cells are associated with inflammation and slowed wound healing.
· Researchers discovered that when topical propolis was applied three times a day, it helped to heal cold sores. The study found the propolis not only reduced the amount of herpes virus present in a person’s body, but also protected the body against future cold sore breakouts.
· Propolis has been suggested to have a role in treating certain cancers as well. According to one study, some of the anti-cancerous effects of the substance include:
- Keeping cancerous cells from multiplying
- Reducing the likelihood cells will become cancerous
- Blocking pathways that keep cancer cells from signaling to each other
According to WebMD:
"Propolis is a resin-like material made by bees from the buds of poplar and cone-bearing trees. Propolis is rarely available in its pure form. It is usually obtained from beehives and contains bee products. Bees use propolis to build their hives.
Propolis is used for canker sores and infections caused by bacteria (including tuberculosis and upper respiratory tract infections), by viruses (including HIV, H1N1 "swine" flu, and the common cold), by fungus, and by single-celled organisms called protozoans. Propolis is also used for cancer of the nose and throat; for treating warts; and for treating gastrointestinal (GI) problems including Helicobacter pylori infection in peptic ulcer disease.
People sometimes apply propolis directly to the skin for wound cleansing, genital herpes, cold sores (herpes labialis), vaginal swelling (vaginitis), and minor burns. Propolis is also used topically as a mouth rinse to treat painful mouth sores and inflammation (oral mucositis) and thrush (oropharyngeal candidiasis) and to improve healing following oral surgery."
Honeybee Propolis Tincture
Propolis can cause allergic reactions, particularly in people who are allergic to bees or bee products. Lozenges containing propolis can cause irritation and mouth ulcers.
Special Precautions & Warnings:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking propolis if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Asthma: Some experts believe certain chemicals in propolis may make asthma worse. Avoid using propolis if you have asthma.
Bleeding conditions: A certain chemical in propolis might slow blood clotting. Taking propolis might increase the risk of bleeding in people with bleeding disorders.
Allergies: Do not use propolis if you are allergic to bee by-products including honey, conifers, poplars, balsam, and salicylates.
Surgery: A certain chemical in propolis might slow blood clotting. Taking propolis might increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Stop taking propolis 2 weeks before surgery.
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