Propolis is a type of glue made by bees from the resins of trees, such as poplar, birch, and horse chestnut. Bees gather the resins, mix it with a nectar they secrete, and take it back to the hive, where it is used to sterilize the hive and seal it from invaders. Bee propolis decontaminates the hive, making the vulnerable bees resistant to viruses and bacteria that cause infection and disease.
Propolis contains many minerals, including magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, and potassium, as well as beta carotene, bioflavonoids, vitamins B1 and B2. As a concentrated source of bioflavonoids, (it contains more bioflavonoids than oranges) propolis may help strengthen capillary walls and connective tissue, enhance absorption of vitamin C, and play a supportive role in reducing respiratory infections, bleeding gums, varicose veins, and many other ailments.
Many who take propolis regularly report fewer colds, flus, infections along with greater stamina and energy.
If applied topically, bee propolis may be helpful for minor burns, cuts, scrapes and bruises. It can also be useful for sore and inflamed throats if used as a mouthwash.
Each Drop (0.04 mL) Contains:
Propolis [Bee hive of the honey bee
(Apis mellifera L.) (Apidae)]......................9.26 mg
1 mL = 25 drops
Ethanol, purified water.
Please Note: Suitable for use in children at one-half the adult dosage. Pregnancy and Nursing: Generally considered safe in pregnancy and lactation, but as the effects of propolis during pregnancy and lactation have not been sufficiently evaluated, it should not be used during these times unless directed to do so by a health care practitioner. Seniors: No special precautions are known.