Propolis

Propolis is a resinous mixture that bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. Bees use it to reinforce the structural stability of the hive, reduce vibration and make the hive more defensible by sealing alternate entrances to prevent diseases and parasites from entering the hive.

What it does

Propolis has a high flavanoid content. Studies show it to be antibiotic, anti inflammatory, anti viral, antifungal, antioxidant and antiseptic.
It is thought to have the ability to trigger the body’s own fighting mechanisms rather than killing or destroying specific bacteria, viruses or fungi.

Potential Uses

Cold sores Mouth ulcers Sore throats
Coughs and Colds Immune boosting

Cautions

Do not use propolis if you are allergic to bee products.

Generally, there are no side effects or contra-indications from using propolis.

At the time of writing there were no well known negative drug interactions with propolis.

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