Propolis is also known as “bee glue”, and it is made up of plant resins, pollen, and bee digestive enzymes. Resins are the life blood and the immune system of the plants.
The bees collect this resin mostly from poplar trees and spread the resins all along the insides of the hive. The propolis serves as the external immune system of the bee.
Bees will collect the water from areas lined with propolis and drink it like a medicinal tea.
Propolis fights aging, cancer, colds, flus, and boosts the immune system. Propolis is anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiviral and antibacterial. It strengthens tooth enamel, fights gum disease, gingivitis, sore throats, warts, skin issues, herpes, and burns. It reduces chronic inflammatory response helping with eczema and psoriasis. It also helps to reduce allergies and reactions to dust and mold by boosting the body’s own immune system.
It has been known to thin the blood so it should be avoided if you are on blood thinners. Propolis should also be avoided if you have severe allergies such as asthma or bee allergies.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Do your research before consumption.