My journey in the realm of alternative therapies and natural health has been interesting since it began in 2002. The discovery of nature and its healing wonders has been very inspiring for my personal wellness. I find myself learning everyday from natural health experts and the vast information in health books and online sites.
It is only in 2004 that I heard about propolis and discovered its wonders. It became especially meaningful to me when I read that propolis is a natural antibiotic. Bee propolis, often called Nature’s penicillin, has historically been used to treat TB, ulcers, mitosis, colitis and to boost immunity. Research and studies have shown that it has the ability to destroy bacteria, viruses, fungus and even penicillin-resistant bacteria (staphylococcus). It contains bioflavonoids, one of which (galangin) is a natural antibiotic and can assist in boosting immune functioning, specifically by increasing the activity of phagocytes (killer cells). Bee Propolis also inhibits prostaglandin production, thereby stopping inflammation.
Propolis is a resin collected from plants by bees and used in the construction of hives. Bees adopted sterilization habits long before humans. The most sterile place in nature is the bee hive. Propolis is the natural substance responsible for neutralizing any bacteria, fungi or virus which enters the hive. One of the most powerful foods found in nature, Propolis is a highly complex mixture of waxes, resins, balsams, oils and a small amount of pollen.
As a supplement, Bee Propolis is an excellent aid against bacterial infections. Stimulates ‘phagocytosis’; helps white blood cells to destroy bacteria. Good results against inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and the throat, dry cough, halitosis, tonsillitis, ulcers, and acne.
Propolis can be purchased from most natural health stores and with thanks to online technology, you can now purchase it online if you can’t find it in your location. I am a keen online shopper for most of my natural and organic health products. I love the wide variety and product diversity in the online stores and you can often find sale products for any season.
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This article has been authored by someone that has absolutely no idea what they are talking about, and has no experience making or handling bee propolis or preparing tinctures or using the substance for ANY medical purpose - that much is obvious.