PROPOLIS INFO
COMPOSITION
50 to 55%
Resins of vegetable sources
30%
Bee wax
8 to 10%
Essencial oils
5%
Polen
In minor quantities, we can find fatty acids, organic acids, aminoacids, vitamins and minerals.
PROPERTIES
• Antimicrobial
• Antifungal
• Antivirotic
• Anti-protozoan
• Bactericidal and Bacteriostatic
• Anesthetic
• Anti-inflammatory
• Antioxidant
• Cicatrization agent
• Tissue regeneration
• Anti-septic and hipotensives
• Gingivitis treatment

• Hepatoprotection activity

• Anti-ulcer agent
• Immune System stimulant
• Anti-tumor activity

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HOW DOES HONEY BEES USE PROPOLIS INSIDE THE HIVE?

- Inside the cells: where the queen puts its eggs, and worker bees deposits honey, propolis is used to make it stronger and for desinfection;

- In openings: Avoiding invaders like ants, beetles, and mites entrance to prejudice the hive integrity,
contaminating it;

- In hive cleaning: when an invader is neutralized inside the hive, and it cannot be brought out by the bees, they cover it with propolis, to avoid putrefaction, and consequent hive contamination.


For these reasons, the greeks named this substance as

PROPOLIS=“PRO” + “POLIS

"in favor" of the "city" or - in favor of the hive.

 

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Scientific Research

- Propolis - What is it?
 
 
 

Propolis is a resinous hive product collected by honeybees from many plant sources. It can be yellow, green, red or brown depending on its source and collected season.

Propolis is a traditional substance used as early as 300 BC and has been reported to exert a broad spectrum of biological functions, including anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antioxidant and antifungal activities.

Brazilian Propolis differs from others for 2 reasons:

- Brazilian Flora sources, and

- Africanized Honeybees.

Our bees are the result of countless crossbreeds between European and African bees. European bees were brought by Portuguese Jesuits in 1839, German settlers in 1845 and Italian settlers in 1870 and 1880; African bees, by researchers in 1956.

Among the interesting aspects regarding Brazilian bees, it is worth of note its impressive disease resistance, high productivity, wider action range and great aggressiveness.

While millions of dollars are spent in Europe and Asia to treat hives with antibiotics, our suppliers / beekeepers does not need to use any. In addition, they are oriented to exterminate beehives eventually weakened or ill, thus allowing a natural selection of the breeds and avoiding development of antibiotic resistance.

 

 

 

 

 

   
- HISTORY
   
 

The use of propolis in popular medicine goes back to ancient Egipt times. Its properties were already known in the treatment of a number of infections, sores, and even in the mummification processes.

It has been scientifically studied as an antifungal, antibacterial, and antiviral treatment in the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and China.

In the end of the 80’s, japanese researchers have discovered new active compounds in propolis with citotoxical properties that can help some cancer treatments.

Nowadays we also know that propolis is a strong stimulant of the Immune System, and AIDS treatment study groups continue to research new compounds found in propolis to help in its treatment.

   
- SAFETY
 
 

Propolis is not totally harmless; some people become allergic to it and develop skin rashes where it is applied. In case of allergic reactions discontinue use.

 
 
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