FAST FACTS ON PROPOLIS: The Wonder Product from Bees
Whether it be for a mouth or throat infection, that bothersome “singaw”, or even the sore throat you may get from talking for long periods of time, Propolis can do wonders for you.
Know more of the numerous benefits this nature’s gift has to offer.
1. PROPOLIS is a bee product used by humans for thousands of years
Propolis is a natural substance produced by bees from various plant sources. Bees make propolis as building material for their hive to seal holes in their honeycomb, hence its nickname “bee glue”. Propolis is a complex blend of plant derived compounds collected by bees, giving it multiple biologic properties. Throughout history, humans have been using propolis for its numerous health benefits.
2. PROPOLIS and Honey are two different compounds
Bees give us a number of produces that are beneficial to human. This includes honey, royal jelly, beeswax and propolis. Although both are naturally made by bees, propolis and honey are two different and distinct products. Honey is primarily made by bees as a food source, while propolis is made to seal the cracks on their hive, protecting and maintaining the beehive from invasive microorganisms that threaten to infect the colony.
3. PROPOLIS differs from one region to another
Just like honey has many types with varying characteristics, not all propolis are created the same. The biologic activity of propolis is dependent on various factors, including the place and climactic condition of its origin, and the type of plants, trees, and flowers where the bees take the “raw materials” to make propolis. Propolis from Croatia has been shown to have potent antioxidative and antimicrobial activity because of its high content of bioactive substances known as flavonoids.
4. PROPOLIS is not just another “Herbal Product”
Propolis is a bee product. And this makes it extra special— Bees are known for being one of the most hardworking, dedicated and expert workers in nature. Bees extract the substances they used to make propolis from various and many flowers, trees and plants to produce a rich mixture of bioactive substances. So with propolis, you get the multiple biologic properties of a number of flora expertly picked by the bees.
5. PROPOLIS offers multiple Health Benefits
One of the known properties of propolis is its ANTIMICROBIAL action, its ability to help fight various types of BACTERIA, FUNGI, and even VIRUSES. Propolis helps fight bacteria through various mechanisms, including its ability to disrupt the bacterial cell wall, inhibit bacterial cell division and impair bacterial movement. Some researchers also showed how propolis fights various viruses. Propolis can help block the entry of viruses into the cell and inhibit viral replication.
Another benefit that propolis is well known for is its ANTI-INFLAMMATORY property. Propolis has been demonstrated to act on various phases of inflammation by inhibiting chemicals in the body that mediate the inflammatory process. Owing to its anti-inflammatory activity, propolis SOOTHES PAIN and relieves irritation, such as that of an inflamed throat or mouth.
Propolis is also known to aid in WOUND-HEALING due to its ability to promote synthesis of collagen, the tissue cement substance. Propolis is said to induce a favorable environment that is conducive to speeding up the growth of new cells. A study has shown that propolis improved the outcomes of surgery involving the tonsils.
6. You can now conveniently find PROPOLIS preparations in many drugstores nationwide
Various propolis preparations are available in the Philippine market. If you’re looking for a natural remedy to soothe your inflamed throat and reduce oral cavity irritations, oral sprays with Propolis are widely available in drug stores nationwide.