Honey Bee Propolis | 4 ounces

    $25.00

    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 within the body.

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    Description

    Raw Honey Bee Propolis

    from our Big Island beehives and a little goes a long way.

    Honey isn’t the only thing that bees make? Bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives. This is propolis.

    Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties. Greeks used it to treat abscesses. Assyrians put it on wounds and tumors to fight infection and help the healing process. Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.

    The composition of propolis can vary depending on the location of the bees and what trees and flowers they have access to. For example, propolis from the Mainland won’t have the same chemical makeup as propolis from Hawaii.

    Healing compounds in propolis

    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 within the body.

    Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties, including:

    fruits
    green tea
    vegetables
    red wine

    What the research says

    Propolis is thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. But scientific research on propolis is limited. Researchers aren’t exactly sure why, but the bee product appears to provide protection from some bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

    Wounds

    Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an anti-fungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing. One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.

    Another study Trusted Source found that a topical propolis alcoholic extract 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.

    Information from Healthline.com

    Also check out Our Hawaiian Bee Pollen for its health benefits

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