What is propolis? How is the effect?
Propolis is a natural bee product that bees obtain by collecting flowers and buds of various plants and adding their own enzymes.<<<>>>
- What are the benefits of propolis?
- How to use propolis
- Before using propolis, you should pay attention to the following
Bees produce propolis to protect their hives from bacteria, viruses, fungi and microorganisms. Propolis is used to disinfect and protect honeycombs, repair cracks on the hive, and prevent other insects and animals from entering the hive.
When bees enter their hives, they pass through a protective channel made of propolis. In this way you clean yourself and remove viruses, bacteria and microorganisms that are brought from the outside. This ensures the hygiene of the beehives and bees.
Propolis is a combination of the words "pro (entrance, defense)" and "polis (city)". It comes from the Greek and means "city defense". It is generally dark brown in color, thicker in consistency, and has a peculiar odor.
It is a bee product that has been used to treat various diseases for thousands of years. Therefore, a lot of research has already been carried out into the effects of propolis and research is continuing into it.
What are the benefits of propolis?
Propolis, also known as bee resin, prevents the formation of viruses, fungi and bacteria and thus disinfects the beehive.
The content of propolis is quite complex and is estimated to have more than 300 components. That's why there are a lot of studies on the effects of propolis.
In general, propolis consists of 50% resin, 30% wax, 10% essential and aromatic oils, 5% pollen and 5% mineral and organic residues. Propolis has a wide-ranging effect on human health. And research continues to be conducted to learn more about these effects.
Beeswax, which is contained in large quantities in propolis, can hardly be digested by the metabolism. Therefore, consuming propolis in raw form is not recommended and must be extracted before consumption.
Only if the extraction process has been carried out correctly can the propolis develop its full effect in the human body. With proper extraction, the beneficial components become visible and ready for consumption.
Propolis works against viruses, bacteria, microorganisms and fungal growth in the beehive. Therefore, scientific research generally refers to the antiviral , antifungal, antimicrobial and antibacterial properties of propolis.
How to use propolis
Propolis is a natural bee product that has been used to treat various diseases in recent centuries. Propolis was used during the times of Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire and even World War II.
Propolis has historically been used to treat various skin diseases, particularly burns and injuries.
As propolis research increased, the number and use of products derived from propolis also varied. Water-soluble propolis tincture , tablets, nasal and throat sprays, and syrup forms are among the most preferred propolis products.
In particular, the water-soluble propolis drops and tablets now have a permanent place among natural dietary supplements.
The water-soluble propolis drops can be taken daily with all liquid and solid foods (such as water, milk, juice and yoghurt).
The tablets are especially ideal for those who do not like the taste of propolis. It is a practical product that contains 3 nutritious bee products. It contains propolis, royal jelly and bee pollen. It contains no additives or preservatives.
Before using propolis, you should pay attention to the following
Before using propolis, you should carefully read the instructions for use of the product and consult your doctor if there is any uncertainty. People with chronic diseases should consult their doctor before using propolis. Likewise, if you do not know if you are allergic, you should do an allergy test the first time you use it.
How do I recognize a propolis allergy?
Some of the things to consider before using propolis are:
- Propolis products should be dosed daily according to age groups
- Not all propolis products on the market contain pure propolis. For this reason, you should purchase propolis products from safe sources and ensure proper extraction by experts.