Monday, November 1, 2010

What is Propolis?

Propolis is a substance that bees make from tree sap and turn it into an antiseptic to keep the hive clean of germs, fungi and all kinds of insect that it intends to enter.

Resin secreted by trees to heal and protect themselves and then is converted into propolis by the bees. This makes this substance contains powerful natural antibiotics and antifungals with the advantage of not presenting their side effects.

Bee propolis

Bee Propolis contains vitamins, minerals, trace elements, oils, amino acids and flavonoids, plus hundreds of beneficial substances for the body.

Properties of bee propolis
Propolis increasing strengthens the immune system the body's defenses, so it protects against viruses, bacteria and fungi..

  • It is a natural pest control. 
  • Propolis is indicated in patients with hypertension because it regulates blood pressure. 
  • Contribute to the cure of gastritis and ulcers of the digestive system. 
  • Bee Propolis helps wounds and burns heal quickly because of its natural antibiotic properties. 
  • Control cholesterol levels by promoting the cardiovascular system. 
  • It is a natural remedy against skin fungi and digestive system. 
  • It is recommended in diseases such as tuberculosis. 
  • Propolis helps cure gum disease, prevents decay and strengthens tooth enamel. 
  • In cases of anemia propolis is recommended to consume the large amount of vitamins and minerals it contains. 
  • It is a natural antioxidant that makes propolis contribute to the rejuvenation of the skin, is widely used in the manufacture of wrinkle creams. 
  • Propolis is also recommended for improving atherosclerosis. 
  • It is a natural antibiotic against any infections.

These are just some of the virtues of propolis, this wonder that nature offers, thanks to the work of bees, is being studied to find out if it can be used to treat autoimmune diseases and control the virus attacking the immune system.


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