The official name for propolis is bee propolis." Pro " means before and " polis " means city.Bee propolis actually means " before entering the basket."
Propolis is created from the juice of the flowers and from the bees.It is a sticky substance that the bees use to make the nest,to fill the nests and to protect against external influences,to sterilize the hive, to prevent the growth and development of bacteria,viruses and fungi.
Propolis contains iron, vitamin " B " complex, provitamin " A " vitamin " C" and " E ",amino acids,minerals and various bioflavonoids.Propolis can activate the work of the thymus( thymus gland )that acts as an immune system,prevents viral and fungal infections,and protects from other parasites that can cause various diseases.In other words,propolis works on building a natural defense mechanism for our body.
Propolis acts as an antiseptic and antibiotic,and has antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects and is very useful for detoxifying the body.In addition,scientific studies prove that propolis acts against the pathogenic bacteria.
With the ability to treat wounds,propolis may help treat health problems caused by infections of respirator tract microorganisms ,such as inflamed lungs,asthma,sinusitis and tuberculosis.
Propolis can be used for rinsing the mouth.It can prevent the development of bacteria in the mouth caused by bleeding teeth and gum inflammation.Propolis also contains antioxidants in the form of flavonoids,and according to studies,a drop of propolis contains the same number of flavonoids as 500 oranges.
Propolis has anticancer properties,and prevents viral replication of HIV.Propolis is available in the market in the form of tablets ,capsules or liquid.The use of propolis as a dietary supplement, is one to two tablets or capsules per day.A tablet or capsule is equivalent to an amount of 250 grams of propolis.