Propolis - Nature's own resistance free natural antibiotic.
Propolis is a natural substance produced by bees both to physically seal (like cement or mortar) their hives. & to protect their hives against bacteria and viruses.
Propolis is a mixture of gummy resin from plants and trees mixed with the bees’ own special enzymes and a little beeswax. This mixture possesses a high level of bioflavonoids and other naturally bioactive compounds which gives the propolis its’ antibacterial & anti-viral properties – the medicinal value of which has been recognised for centuries.
New Zealand Propolis (and other bee products like Honey, Royal Jelly, and Bee Pollen) is world recognised for its' quality, strength, and difference from every other countries bee products. This is most likely due to New Zealand’s clean green environment plus the unique biodiversity of its’ plants due to New Zealand’s remote location and physical isolation from the rest of the world.
The fact that we have long known that Propolis is good for us is now being backed up by scientific research which has isolated some of the bioactive substances that it contains.
These bioactive substances include Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPÉ), Pinocembrin and Pinobanksin.
CAPE has been shown to have antimitogenic (stops calls dividing), anticarcinogenic, and other beneficial medicinal properties. Many of its effects have been shown to be mediated through its inhibition of bio-chemical pathways.
Pinocembrin and Pinobanksin are flavonoids that have been proven to have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory property. New Zealand Propolis has been proven to have significantly higher levels of these two flavonoids then propolis from any other country.
Propolis has been used around the world by many indigenous peoples for a wide range of infections including
- Sore Throats(Stretococcus Pyogenes),
- Sinus Infections,
- Open Wounds,
- and more recently Propolis has been shown to be effective against the gut bacteria Helicobacter pylori which is a major causative factor in peptic ulcer disease.
More importantly, unlike man-made antibiotics, bacteria and viruses do not develop resistance to Propolis.
Propolis – Nature’s Own Antibiotic!! – Made by Bees.
Caution - Individual known to have an allergy to bee products should NOT use Propolis.