Our folk medicine is teaching us how to take propolis, from its experience. It’s good to know what worked for centuries, and learn how to adjust the dosage to our daily conditions. Propolis tincture works in many cases, where classic drugs fail. The dosages described here are not coming from scientific research or medical reviews. These are traditional folk remedies used in Romania for hundred of years. (Romania is a South-Eastern country with international well-recognized tradition in beekeeping and apitherapy. Nicolae V. Ilieşiu, the… Read More
Propolis protects liver, has anti-radiation effect, boosts immunity and has anti-inflamatory activity.
Propolis is a powerful antioxidat, protects liver, has anti-radiation effect, boosts immunity and has anti-inflamatory activity. There are hundreds of publications and studies that were carried out in cell and animal experiments, showing the different biological and health enhancing effects of propolis. According to the number of studies, propolis is considered to have main effects (because they derived from lots of studies) and secondary effects (resulted from fewer studies, and thus considered not that well researched). The main types of propolis… Read More
Yes. Propolis is antibacterial, and through substances which have been partly identified by our science, is able to kill bacteria, viruses, fungi, any type of bad microorganism. Over the last 40 years, hundreds of publications have appeared on biological and health enhancing properties of propolis. While there are countries where propolis is officially considered medicine (Switzerland, Germany), countries where it has always been used as medicine without asking permission to the official alophatic medicine (all Asian countries), countries where it is accepted and… Read More
Composition of propolis has always been studied, and according to a recent review by Kurek-Górecka et al, there are about 300 compounds that have been isolated from propolis. By now. The main constituents are phenolic acids, flavonoids, terpenes, lipid-wax substances, beeswax, bioelements, and many other constituents like vitamins, proteins, amino acids, and sugars. In terms of quantity and type, phenolic compounds (polyphenols) make up the most numerous group of compounds found in propolis. Propolis is normally dark brown in color, but… Read More
Brazilian green propolis is a specific type of propolis, which contains Baccharis dracunculifolia resin, as the main source. The Brazilian Green Propolis health benefits mainly underline those of the plant, in addition to the ones we commonly find in any other propolis, no matter the botanical source. Propolis is composed mainly by the plant resins and exudates that bees gather. Bees add wax, and some secretions and pollen to it. The composition of propolis depends on its botanical and geographical origin, even weather… Read More
Propolis proved to be able to prevent and treat leukemia and cancer. This is not another folk claim, it’s what the studies tell us. Propolis is a bee-metabolized resinous substance (bee glue) from plant sap and gums. The bees use propolis to fill spaces and to coat walls of the hive for protection. And though is has been in usage as a healing agent since antiquity, yet it gained popularity as a health promoter and is highly regarded for its medicinal properties, only in Eastern Europe, South America,… Read More