Propolis is a beehive product that is often referred to as bee glue.
The resin like substance is used to fill small gaps in the hive to protect their colonies from harmful disease and harsh environment.
Propolis extract is a complex chemical, which is processed by honeybees combining their own saliva and resins collected from trees and plants.
Bee glue varies considerably from region to region, along with the vegetation.
In northern temperate climates, for example, bees collect resins from trees, such as poplars and conifers.
While Brazilian propolis uses Baccharis, a native plant from Brazil, it is the most important botanical source of Southeastern Brazilian propolis, known as green propolis because of its color.
Green propolis has a completely different composition from those found in Northern regions. There are several species of plant found in Brazil’s tropical climate for extraction of this resin. However, until recently, few species were identified, but roast-fish, aroeira, rosemary and eucalyptus are some examples of vegetables that produce green Brazilian.
Used for centuries by Natural medicine practitioners for the relief of various conditions, including inflammations, viral diseases, ulcers, superficial burns. Hence, the therapeutic properties of propolis are related to its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidative activities.
Keeps the “bugs” away. Love this stuff, I take it once a day and haven’t had a episode since. Amazing, amazing, amazing!
“This is something that I would like to buy it again. My throat gets sore easily that I feel something bothering on my throat after I meet people who cough a lot. I apply a few drops of this product on my throat. I believe that this helps to prevent sore throat. ”
I will continue ordering this and similar products for me an my wife. It is very helping to sustain health and keep going without major colds and recovering faster from flus and colds.
Propolis health Benefits
Intensive research performed on tropical, especially Brazilian, reveal that these compounds are the agents for its several physiologic actions: anti-microbe (it works as a natural antibiotic), anti-inflammatory, healing, anesthetic, antioxidant (it combats free radicals), anti-fungal, anti protozoa, antiviral and also anticancer.
Take a look at this study performed at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.
Neuroprotection by Brazilian Green Propolis against In vitro and In vivo Ischemic Neuronal Damage
We examined whether Brazilian green propolis, a widely used folk medicine, has a neuroprotective function in vitro and/or in vivo. In vitro, propolis significantly inhibited neurotoxicity induced in neuronally differentiated PC12 cell cultures by either 24 h hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) exposure or 48 h serum deprivation.
Regarding the possible underlying mechanism, propolis protected against oxidative stress (lipid peroxidation) in mouse forebrain homogenates and scavenged free radicals [induced by diphenyl-p-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH).
In total, at least 200 compounds have been identified in different samples of propolis, with >100 being present in any given sample. These include: fatty and phenolic acids andesters, substituted phenolic esters, flavonoids (flavones, flavanones, flavonols, dihydroflavonols, chalcones), terpenes, ?-steroids, aromatic aldehydes and alcohols, and derivatives of sesquiterpenes, naphthalene and stilbenes. [Read Full Study]
Believed to be the best propolis in the world. Brazilian green is a natural antibiotic without any side effects–rich in flavonoids, vitamin P, enzymes, phytoncide and Phenolic Acid.