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Propolis FAQ

Propolis is a complex natural substance created by honey bees and used to protect their hives from infection. Research has shown that propolis has remarkable benefits for humans too! We’ve started putting together a comprehensive Propolis FAQ, with answers to some of the questions we are regularly asked.

Is Propolis an Antibiotic?

Whilst not an antibiotic drug in the sense that it’s not a pharmaceutical, propolis does have antibiotic properties. Antibiotics, also known as antibacterials, are medications that destroy or slow down the growth of bacteria. They include a range of powerful drugs and are used to treat diseases caused by bacteria. Most antibiotic medicines prescribed today are produced by pharmaceutical companies. Propolis is a natural substance, produced by honey bees. Bees make it from plant resins which are high in flavonoids. Flavonoids are a group of chemicals found in fruit, vegetables, leaves and other parts of plants and trees. They are rich in antioxidant activity which can help the body defend itself against infection. Raw propolis is refined to remove wax and other organic matter. Once refined, propolis can be made into tinctures, capsules & tablets. These products retain the antioxidant properties of propolis.

Many scientific studies have demonstrated the antibiotic power of propolis. One study concluded that propolis “is a significant antimicrobial bee product. It acts both against Gram-positive and Gram-negative, as well as aerobic and anaerobic bacteria.”

One problem facing the use of antibiotics is the threat of antibiotic resistance. But propolis offers a solution. When taken alongside pharmaceutical antibiotics, propolis has been shown to act as “a synergetic agent to increase the efficacy of conventional antibiotics”. Research continues in this area. However, studies have been undertaken which give clues as to why propolis seems to have this effect. One such study, undertaken at Oxford University in 1996, “found that some of the components of propolis—cinnammic acids and flavonoids in particular—had the effect of ‘uncoupling’ the energy field of the bacteria, inhibiting their ability to move around. They believed that this change in the bioenergetic status of the bacteria could be responsible for the anti-microbial action as well as for the way propolis works synergistically with antibiotics.”

There is no doubt that pharmaceutical antibiotics have revolutionised modern medicine. But they are not without their problems. Evidence shows that propolis acts as a natural antibiotic. Research demonstrates propolis can inhibit the growth of bacteria including MRSA and E. Coli. Propolis capsules, tablets and tincture are easy ways to consume propolis. Propolis can also be applied topically, in the form of creams and balms. This means it can be used to target bacterial infections and prevent wounds becoming infected. One study compared the use of propolis cream with silver sulfadiazine in treating burns. The antibacterial effect of both treatments was similar, but wounds treated with propolis “consistently showed less inflammation” than those treated with silver. This is because as well as being antibiotic, propolis is also anti-inflammatory.

Unlike pharmaceutical medicines, propolis varies in chemical structure depending on where it comes from. Because propolis is made from natural plant resins, the chemical compounds found within it vary from region to region. This is leading to new areas of propolis research. Scientists are keen to find out how propolis from different parts of the globe varies. This could result in propolis-based medicines which have particular characteristics. This could include propolis which is a particularly effective antibiotic.

Propolis is a safe and natural alternative to pharmaceutical antibiotics. Our Propolis Capsules and Propolis Tablets are produced with high potency propolis which exhibits high levels of antibacterial behaviour. We also produce a Propolis Throat Spray which can be applied to the mouth and throat. This can target propolis at the source of infection. Our Propolis Cream is great for applying to the skin, in the treatment of infections or burns. If you are taking pharmaceutical antibiotics it’s always best to consult your GP before supplementing with other remedies.

Is Propolis a Honey?

No, propolis is not a honey. Propolis is made from plant and tree resins, whereas honey is made from pollen. Generally, raw propolis is composed of around 50% resins, 30% waxes, 10% essential oils, 5% pollen, and 5% of various organic compounds.

The resins contain the majority of the flavonoids found in propolis along with a number of phenols and acids. Flavonoids are found everywhere in the plant kingdom, especially in fruit and vegetables. Propolis contains particularly high quantities of a large range of flavonoids. It is these that have attracted most attention from researchers seeking the so-called ‘actives’ in propolis – those elements thought most responsible for particular pharmacological actions.

Most of the waxes and fatty acids present in propolis are derived from beeswax but many of them are of plant origin. The role of the waxes in propolis has been neglected. When propolis is refined the waxes are generally removed. They are, however, an integral and important part of propolis and contain a range of micro­ elements thought to be important in treating burns. Clinical trials using beeswax to treat burns are currently being carried out in a hospital in the south of England.

The range of essential oils found in propolis depends on the flora harvested by the bees. Petri, a Hungarian researcher, has compared the essential oils collected from propolis with the oil from poplar bud, that favourite source of resin for the bees. Micro­ biological tests showed similar moderate activity against some bacteria and fungi.

The small amount of pollen found in propolis is responsible for its protein content. Gabrys, a Polish researcher, found 16 amino acids present in propolis at more than 1 per cent. Of the total amino acids present, arginine and proline together made up 45.8%. A further eight amino acids were present in traces. Gabrys suggests that the ability of propolis to stimulate tissue regeneration is due to the presence of arginine because of its role in stimulating the production of nucleic acid.

Around 14 mineral trace elements are found in propolis, of which iron and zinc are the most common. Other minerals found include gold, silver, caesium, mercury and lead.

The colour of propolis can vary enormously. In temperate climates it ranges from a light yellow or brown to a dark brown colour, often with a reddish hue. Propolis produced in tropical climates can range from the light brown-green of Brazilian propolis to the black and dark red of some Cuban varieties. Propolis tends to become darker the longer it is in the hive. Fresh propolis appears as a red tinge on the new white honeycomb constructed by the bees. The colour of propolis also varies according to the trees and plants harvested, as well as the types of bees gathering it. Propolis collected by black bees tends to be darker in colour.

Propolis can be found most easily at two sites in the hive. It is often see at the entrance, which is constructed almost entirely from propolis. It can also be found along the sides of the frames, where it is often deposited in larger quantities in zigzag patterns. Some believe these larger deposits act as a kind of storage facility before being moved to fill cracks or openings in the hive.

At moderate temperatures propolis becomes soft and malleable when handled but when frozen becomes brittle. Propolis turns to a liquid at temperatures between 70–100°C.

Over the centuries, several theories have been developed as to how bees actually produce propolis. By far the most plausible and now most popular theory was put forward by Rosch and others, again in the early part of the 20th century. Rosch observed bees removing sections of resin from trees with their mandibles, which they used to further break down the resinous lumps. The resin was then passed from the forelegs to the mid-legs of the bee, continuing to be worked on and gradually formed into a pellet as pollen is. The propolis is then deposited into the bee’s pollen baskets. The bees then flew back to the hive where other bees removed the propolis and transferred it to storage sites. or applied it in the hive for a variety of purposes.

One thing is certain—resins derived from one source or another, form a major ingredient, around 50 per cent, of propolis. From the outset, the bees are collecting a material which the plant world already relies on to maintain its health and integrity.

We know resins have an important role to play in the immune defence systems of trees and plants. We have all seen how, if a tree is damaged or cut, the resins pour out in order to seal up the ‘wound’, to stop the tree bleeding. Many of these resins themselves have a hallowed place in natural medicines. Two out of the three gifts taken by the Wise Men to the infant Jesus at his birth were tree resins—frankincense and myrrh. Frankincense and myrrh have well-documented anti-inflammatory properties and are used to treat a variety of health problems. These include rheumatism and arthritis, as well as for bronchial and respiratory complaints. Other resins, such as pine resin, have figured in their own right as part of the natural medicine chest, for similar reasons. It is not surprising therefore that the honey bee should seek out these and other resins as a valuable base material for propolis.

Whilst not a honey, propolis is produced by honey bees and is harvested from beehives. Propolis is packed with natural chemicals called flavonoids which give rise to its medicinal properties.

What is Propolis Good For?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product.
 
Anti-inflammatory
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of propolis it is used to help conditions such as burns, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-inflammatory preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Antibiotic
Its antibiotic properties help greatly with wound healing and to fight infection, both inside the body and on the skin and underlying tissues. The flavonoids in propolis seal up the coating of bacteria. This makes propolis very helpful in its role as an antibiotic substance. Propolis can also help in a wider context regarding bacteria. When bacteria accumulate in your body they can form biofilm which is potentially very dangerous, MRSA is a form of bacterial biofilm. The way the bacteria do this is through quorum sensors which sense other bacteria and allow them to join together. Propolis in this situation has a very important role as it disables the quorum sensors so that bacteria are disabled from joining together to form potentially destructive biofilm.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Immune Boosting
Due to its immune boosting properties many people take propolis on a regular basis to ward off coughs, colds and flu. Many people take propolis as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, or throat sprays.
 
Anti-microbial
Due to its anti-fungal properties, propolis may help with certain fungal infections. It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.
Due to its antimicrobial properties, propolis can help with differing problems relating to microbes such as bacteria, fungus and viruses. For instance, the flavonoids in propolis can seal up the coating of both bacteria and viruses. There have been some very interesting results around propolis and Covid 19 research. A study showed that propolis can potentially interfere with host cell invasion by SARS-CoV-2 and also blocks proinflammatory PAK1, a kinase highly expressed in COVID19 patients.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Oral Health Care
Propolis is widely used in oral health care , its antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal product in helping to maintain oral health.
 
There are a number of propolis products which can help maintain correct oral health, including Propolis Toothpaste, Propolis Oral Gel & Propolis Mouthwash.

Can Propolis Cure COVID?

Anti-viral Properties
Propolis has anti-viral properties, so the short answer is that propolis has the potential to help your body to fight the consequences of infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID 19. The more detailed answer looks at how does it do that? For more information, read on!
 
Propolis could help reduce the consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection
Research into propolis and Covid 19 ( see reference below) has shown that propolis can potentially interfere with host cell invasion by SARS-CoV-2 and also blocks proinflammatory PAK1, a kinase ( a kind of enzyme) highly expressed in COVID19 patients.

Propolis has emerged as a potential candidate that could help to reduce the pathophysiological consequences of SARS-CoV-2 infection; the virus that causes COVID-19. Infection by SARS-CoV-2 is characterised by binding between viral spike proteins and angiotensin- converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) Activation of the spike protein is mediated through enzymes called proteases, such as TMPRSS2, which play important roles in the viral infection.

Following entry, and endocytosis, (a cellular process in which substances are brought into the cell)  coronavirus infection causes PAK1 upregulation, a kinase (enzyme) that mediates lung inflammation, lung fibrosis and other critical mortality factors.

Increased PAK1 levels also suppress the adaptive immune response, facilitating viral replication. Infection can lead to the development of atypical pneumonia, with rapid respiratory impairment and pulmonary failure.

There is considerable evidence that propolis can reduce and alleviate the symptoms of inflammatory diseases by affecting various metabolic cycles. Several studies have shown that propolis extract and some of its components act against several important targets in the pathophysiological context of the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.
 
Propolis alleviates conditions associated with severe COVID19
Various comorbidities have been associated with severe COVID19 symptoms and a greater chance of patients requiring intensive care; these include hypertension and diabetes. Also, mortality rates of COVID19 patients are much higher in those with cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, and diabetes. There is considerable evidence that these conditions could be alleviated by treatment with propolis.
 
Propolis properties relevant to SARS-CoV-2 infection
Propolis has properties that are particularly relevant to SARS-CoV-2 infection, such as immune system fortification, reduced viral replication, and anti-inflammatory action.
 
How should I take propolis?
Propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Thanks to Andresa Aparecida Berretta, Marcelo Augusto, Duarte Silveira, Jose manuel Condor Capcha, David Jong, for the research paper ‘Propolis and its potential against SARS-CoV-2 infection mechanisms and COVID-19 disease’.

Is Propolis Good For Your Teeth?

Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

In addition to this, propolis has anticaries properties, especially Pinocembrin which acts as an agent against the cariogenic (causing tooth decay) bacteria Streptococcus mutans.

Many people regularly use propolis toothpaste and mouthwash, to keep the mouth in the healthiest condition possible. Taking propolis regularly also helps whole body health in a holistic way,
boosting your immune system and helping with infection or inflammation when these occur.

Patients are now encouraged by practitioners to take care of their own oral health. Preventative dentistry is a major public issue and oral hygiene is high priority. Like many natural medicines, propolis works most effectively as a preventative measure. The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of propolis make it ideal in helping to maintain oral health.

There are a number of propolis products which can help maintain correct oral health, including:

Propolis Toothpaste
Propolis Mouthwash
Propolis Throat Spray

Regular use of these products can help prevent the development of plaque, caries and general inflammation.

There is evidence that propolis supports the immune system through the production of interferon and increases the effectiveness of antibiotics when taken with them. Therefore some dental patients may be offered propolis as a supplementary treatment alongside allopathic treatments.
Propolis can be used in many oral conditions and diseases, such as caries ( tooth decay), gum disease (Gingivitis/Periodontitis), mouth ulcers, bad breath, cold sores, lichen planus, oral candidiasis and abcesses.

Does Propolis Prevent Bad Breath?

Propolis is a complex chemical substance produced  by honeybees. They produce it by combining enzymes with resins that they collect from trees and plants.

Propolis has antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties making it an exceptional substance to support your immune system and support good health.

Bad breath (halitosis) is often due to poor oral hygiene, overuse of tobacco, eating pungent foods and the presence of gum disease. Hallitosis may also stem from disease of the throat, sinuses or stomach, or when a person is on a detoxifying diet e.g. fasting, juice or elimination diet.

Propolis has shown to be effective against oral micro-organisms. Propolis mouthwash and throat spray can be particularly effective before and after a meal and when the mouth feels dry.
Many conventional mouthwashes contain alcohol which can exacerbate the situation, as the alcohol breaks down into sugars.

Preparations in the form of sweets or chewing gum are also used, but their effects are temporary.
The use of propolis mouthwash, toothpaste and throat spray can directly help to address the local causes of the problem.

In addition, many people regularly use propolis toothpaste and mouthwash, to keep the mouth in the healthiest condition possible. Taking propolis regularly also helps whole body health in a holistic way, boosting your immune system and helping with infection or inflammation when these occur.
Patients are now encouraged by practitioners to take care of their own oral health. Like many natural medicines, propolis works most effectively as a preventative measure. The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of propolis make it ideal in helping to maintain oral health.

Is Propolis Good for Gingivitis?

Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

In addition to this, propolis has anticaries properties, especially Pinocembrin which acts as an agent against the cariogenic (causing tooth decay) bacteria Streptococcus mutans.

Gingivitis is a form of gum disease, which involves inflammation of the gingival margin i.e. the soft tissue gum margin at the root/ neck of the teeth. The condition is caused by a variety of factors including:

Build up of plaque, tartar, calculus ( calcium deposits)
Bacterial infection
Stress
Inflammation
Viral infection
Hormonal imbalance
Nutritional deficiency
Genetic factors
 
The condition takes a number of forms:
 
Viral Gingivitis  Trench Mouth Acute Necrotising Ulcerative Gingivitis (ANUG)
Pregnancy Gingivitis
Drug induced Gingivitis
Puberty Gingivitis
 
Propolis has been proved to be effective in all cases of gum disease. Regular uses of propolis mouthwashes and toothpaste are effective as preventative measures and active treatments.

Where there is pocketing and abcesses, the surrounding gum and tissue can be swabbed with propolis tincture or liquid and propolis liquid can be introduced directly into the pocket using a syringe.
 
Propolis can be taken internally as tablets or capsules, as the flavonoids in propolis which act primarily as anti-oxidants, provide the mechanism for building up the immune system and host response.
 
Many people regularly use propolis toothpaste and mouthwash, to keep the mouth in the healthiest condition possible. Taking propolis regularly also helps whole body health in a holistic way, boosting your immune system and helping with infection or inflammation when these occur.
Patients are now encouraged by practitioners to take care of their own oral health. Preventative dentistry is a major public issue and oral hygiene is high priority. Like many natural medicines, propolis works most effectively as a preventative measure. The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of propolis make it ideal in helping to maintain oral health.

There are a number of propolis products which can help maintain correct oral health, including:

Propolis Toothpaste
Propolis Mouthwash
Propolis Throat Spray
Propolis Tooth & Gum Liquid

Regular use of these products can help prevent the development of plaque, caries and general inflammation.

Why Should I Take Propolis?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals).
 
Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.
 
Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product.
 
Anti-Inflammatory
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of propolis it is used to help conditions such as burns, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-inflammatory preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Antibiotic
Its antibiotic properties help greatly with wound healing and to fight infection, both inside the body and on the skin and underlying tissues. The flavonoids in propolis seal up the coating of bacteria. This makes propolis very helpful in its role as an antibiotic substance. Propolis can also help in a wider context regarding bacteria. When bacteria accumulate in your body they can form biofilm which is potentially very dangerous, MRSA is a form of bacterial biofilm. The way the bacteria do this is through quorum sensors which sense other bacteria and allow them to join together. Propolis in this situation has a very important role as it disables the quorum sensors so that bacteria are disabled from joining together to form potentially destructive biofilm.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Immune Boosting
Due to its immune boosting properties many people take propolis on a regular basis to ward off coughs, colds and flu.

Many people take propolis as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, or throat sprays.
 
Anti-microbial
Due to its anti-fungal properties, propolis may help with certain fungal infections. It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.
Due to its antimicrobial properties, propolis can help with differing problems relating to microbes such as bacteria, fungus and viruses. For instance, the flavonoids in propolis can seal up the coating of both bacteria and viruses. There have been some very interesting results around propolis and Covid 19 research. A study showed that propolis can potentially interfere with host cell invasion by SARS-CoV-2 and also blocks proinflammatory PAK1, a kinase highly expressed in COVID19 patients.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Oral Health Care
Propolis is widely used in oral health care , its antibiotic, anti-caries and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal product in helping to maintain oral health.
 
There are a number of propolis products which can help maintain correct oral health, including:\

Propolis Toothpaste
Propolis Mouthwash
Propolis Throat Spray
Propolis Tooth & Gum Liquid

What are Propolis Capsules Good For?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals).
 
Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.
 
Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product.
 
Propolis capsules can be taken for a variety of conditions which include:
 
Arthritis
Ezcema
Psoriasis
Asthma
Infections
Coughs
Colds
Flu and other viral infections
Oral conditions such as bad breath, gingivitis, abcesses, mouth ulcers and cold sores, in addition to preventative measures to maintain good oral health.
 
Due to its immune-boosting properties, propolis is effective to take as a two-pronged approach with many conditions such as skin conditions. i.e. taking the propolis internally (in the form of capsules, tablets, liquid, tincture, or spray) to support your body’s immune system and healing processes and applying topically to skin as a particular preparation where burns, infection or inflammatory conditions are present.

What is Propolis Tincture Used For?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals).
 
Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.
 
Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product.
 
Propolis tincture is made by using alcohol to extract the resin, or sometimes tincture is made using a propylene glycol base.
 
Propolis tincture can be used in a variety of conditions, such as:
 
Arthritis
Ezcema
Psoriasis
Asthma
Infections
Coughs
Colds
Flu and other viral infections
Oral conditions such as bad breath, gingivitis, abcesses, mouth ulcers and cold sores, in addition to preventative measures to maintain good oral health.
 
Tincture can be taken internally, ingested either on its own or in warm liquid such as tea. For certain conditions of the skin it may be beneficial to use non-alcoholic tincture as the alcohol element may irritate, sting or dry the skin.

Does Propolis Have Side Effects?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals).
 
Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.
 
Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product.
 
It is always advisable to take a small amount of propolis to begin with or if using cream to test a small patch of skin. Some people may have allergic reactions to propolis, this may be more pronounced in people who are allergic to bees or bee products. Some people may experience irritation associated with using propolis.

What Are the Benefits of Taking Propolis?

What Can Propolis Cure?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance , its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.
 
Anti-Inflammatory
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of propolis it is used to help conditions such as burns, arthritis, asthma, and skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-inflammatory preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Antibiotic
Its antibiotic properties help greatly with wound healing and to fight infection, both inside the body and on the skin and underlying tissues. The flavonoids in propolis seal up the coating of bacteria. This makes propolis very helpful in its role as an antibiotic substance. Propolis can also help in a wider context regarding bacteria. When bacteria accumulate in your body they can form biofilm which is potentially very dangerous, MRSA is a form of bacterial biofilm. The way the bacteria do this is through quorum sensors which sense other bacteria and allow them to join together. Propolis in this situation has a very important role as it disables the quorum sensors so that bacteria are disabled from joining together to form potentially destructive biofilm.
 
Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.

Immune Boosting
Due to its immune boosting properties many people take propolis on a regular basis to ward off coughs, colds and flu.

Many people take propolis as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, or throat sprays.
 
Anti-microbial
Due to its anti-fungal properties, propolis may help with certain fungal infections. It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.

Due to its antimicrobial properties, propolis can help with differing problems relating to microbes such as bacteria, fungus and viruses. For instance, the flavonoids in propolis can seal up the coating of both bacteria and viruses. There have been some very interesting results around propolis and Covid 19 research. A study showed that propolis can potentially interfere with host cell invasion by SARS-CoV-2 and also blocks proinflammatory PAK1, a kinase highly expressed in COVID19 patients.
 
Propolis Cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Oral Health Care
Propolis is widely used in oral health care , its antibiotic, anticaries and anti-inflammatory properties make it an ideal product in helping to maintain oral health.
 
There are a number of propolis products which can help maintain correct oral health, including:

Propolis Toothpaste
Propolis Mouthwash
Propolis Throat Spray
Propolis Tooth & Gum Liquid

Can Propolis Be Taken With Antibiotics?

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance , its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.
 
Antibiotic
Its antibiotic properties help greatly with wound healing and to fight infection, both inside the body and on the skin and underlying tissues. The flavonoids in propolis seal up the coating of bacteria. This makes propolis very helpful in its role as an antibiotic substance. Propolis can also help in a wider context regarding bacteria. When bacteria accumulate in your body they can form biofilm which is potentially very dangerous, MRSA is a form of bacterial biofilm. The way the bacteria do this is through quorum sensors which sense other bacteria and allow them to join together. Propolis in this situation has a very important role as it disables the quorum sensors so that bacteria are disabled from joining together to form potentially destructive biofilm.
 
Propolis Cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.
 
Though propolis has antibiotic properties, it works to help your body to fight off infection by supporting the “good” bacteria and stopping harmful bacteria from becoming dangerous biofilm by disabling their ability to get together in large numbers.
 
Research has also shown that taking propolis with conventional antibiotics can help to increase the efficacy of the antibiotic action, so all round, taking propolis on its own or with antibiotics can have beneficial effects in terms of your body dealing with harmful bacteria.

Is Propolis Antiseptic?

Antiseptics are widely used to kill or stop the growth of microbes on the skin and mucous membranes. They are also used in public and home settings for treating minor wounds and cleaning hands.
 
Anti-Microbial
It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.
Due to its antimicrobial properties, propolis can help with differing problems relating to microbes such as bacteria, fungus and viruses. For instance, the flavonoids in propolis can seal up the coating of both bacteria and viruses. There have been some very interesting results around propolis and Covid 19 research. A study showed that propolis can potentially interfere with host cell invasion by SARS-CoV-2 and also blocks proinflammatory PAK1, a kinase highly expressed in COVID19 patients.
 
Propolis Cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, mouthwash and throat sprays.

Propolis Soap is also available to keep the hands clean and free of harmful microbes.

Can You Put Propolis On An Open Wound?

Propolis should not be put directly on an open wound, the advice is to put it around the edge of a wound to help with healing, as it has antibacterial and antimicrobial properties.

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance, its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.

Is Propolis Antifungal?

Yes, Propolis has anti-fungal properties, along with being antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial and immune-boosting. Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals).

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance, its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.
 
Due to its anti-fungal properties, propolis may help with certain fungal infections. It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.

Propolis cream can be used topically as an anti-microbial preparation, and /or propolis can be taken internally as a general immune system boost and for its antibiotic and anti-viral properties. Propolis for internal use is available in different formulae such as tablets, capsules, liquid, tincture, and throat sprays.

Is Propolis Good For a Yeast Infection?

Due to its anti-fungal properties, propolis may help with certain fungal infections. It is well known that propolis can inhibit or control the growth of a wide range of micro-organisms.

Research has shown that propolis can have antifungal activity on certain strains of candida yeasts, including candida albicans which is responsible for most vaginal yeast infections.

Consult your health practitioner about how to use propolis to treat yeast infections, including concentration and dosage.

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance , its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.

Is Propolis Anticancer?

Propolis gives an outstanding boost to your immune system, it is an immune-booster. Your immune system cells can then stimulate cancer cells to destroy themselves, a process known as apoptosis.
Scientists have also identified a range of chemicals in propolis such as Caffeic Acid Phenyl Ester (CAPE) as being particularly effective at having cytostatic qualities. A cytostatic substance is one that slows or stops the growth of cells, including cancer cells, without killing them. These substances may cause tumours to stop growing and spreading without causing them to shrink in size.

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance, its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.

Is It Good To Take Propolis Daily?

Yes, many people take propolis daily as an ongoing support for health maintenance. Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance, its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.
 
Propolis can be taken in many different ways such:
 
Propolis Throat Spray
Propolis Capsules
Propolis Tablets
Propolis Tincture
Propolis Liquid
Propolis Water Soluble Liquid
Propolis Honey

Does Propolis Toothpaste Contain Flouride?

Many propolis toothpastes are fluoride free, there may be some propolis toothpastes which contain fluoride but customers would need to check out the ingredients. Many people regularly use propolis toothpaste and propolis mouthwash, to keep the mouth in the healthiest condition possible. Taking propolis regularly also helps whole body health in a holistic way, boosting your immune system and helping with infection or inflammation when these occur. Patients are now encouraged by practitioners to take care of their own oral health. Preventative dentistry is a major public issue and oral hygiene is high priority. Like many natural medicines, propolis works most effectively as a preventative measure. The antibiotic and anti-inflammatory properties of propolis make it ideal in helping to maintain oral health.

Propolis is a substance that honeybees produce by combining resins they collect from trees and plants with enzymes. The bees use it in the hive to protect against infection and it’s also very useful to support health in us humans (and animals). Propolis has antibiotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-microbial properties and immune boosting properties.

Propolis is used to help with specific illnesses and conditions and also as a general health maintenance product, therefore there are many benefits in taking propolis. Read on for more information on this amazing substance, its therapeutic qualities and how it can help support your health.
 
In addition to the properties already described, propolis has anticaries properties, especially Pinocembrin which acts as an agent against the cariogenic (causing tooth decay) bacteria Streptococcus mutans.

Propolis Mouthwash