Propolis Extract - 30ml
Propolis extract in a 30ml bottle, containing 30% propolis in a non-alcoholic propylene glycol base. The propolis is largely collected from bees feeding on the buds of conifers and mountain flowers in the Sierra Guadarama, the mountain range north of Madrid.
The extract uses a base of propylene glycol and is therefore suitable for people who cannot have alcohol for religious or health reasons.
Bees make propolis by gathering resin from pine and other cone-producing evergreen trees. They blend the resin with wax flakes and pollen, and take it back to the hive. There they use the sticky mess to patch holes, seal cracks and build panels in the hive.
But propolis does more than architectural duty. It also acts as an antiseptic barrier protecting the hive from contamination and from external invaders like mice, snakes, and lizards. In fact, the name propolis comes from the Greek meaning "defense of the city."
The antimicrobial properties of propolis protect the hive from viruses and bacteria. Researchers found that bees living in hives coated with propolis have lower bacteria in their body and also 'quieter' immune systems. Propolis contains as many as 300 active compounds.
And propolis doesn't just benefit bees. For thousands of years folk medicine practitioners have used this bee glue to treat abscesses, heal wounds, and fight infection. In fact, propolis was listed as an official drug in the London pharmacopoeias of the 17th century.
Propolis has a wide range of antibacterial properties.
Important - Allergies: Please be aware that some people have an allergic reaction to propolis and you should test out a drop or two at first.
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