KYI | Propolis

By Organic Fusion Kitchen

Propolis, excellent bacteria and virus fighter

Propolis, also known as bee glue, is a resinous mixture that honeybees produce by mixing their own saliva with pollen, beeswax, aromatic oils and fatty acids, which they gather from tree buds, sap flows, and botanical sources. Bees us propolis as a sealant to fill unwanted cracks in the beehive.

On top of this, propolis makes the beehive antibacterial and antiviral, and research suggests that the beehive is the most sterile natural environment found in nature, which is why propolis has such incredible antibacterial and antiviral properties, a natural antibiotic sent by the gods.

You can add small amounts of propolis to tea and even food to boost your health, but avoid heating it, as the substance will lose some of its potency. Adding to 3-5 drops into 1 litre of tea does not affect the taste, but provides for a real health boost. Try it in juice as well or to help preserve drinks.

Did you know this about propolis?

Propolis includes a special compound called pinocembrin, an antifungal flavonoid with anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, which especially aids in wound healing.

Propolis is useful in continuous use as well, as it has regenerative effects on cells, it actually speeds up cell growth. Propolis is also an effective natural remedy for acne and blisters.

Propolis can counteract mutations of various bacteria and is an excellent detoxifier of unwanted external factors burdening the body, such as pollution.

Propolis is one of the most effective natural disinfectants, and it is therefore excellent for disinfecting mouth, hands, as well as wounds and burns.

Active Ingredients & Health Benefits

Propolis is really quite a magical substance, at least 180 different compounds have been identified thus far, but this substance has more to give that we can be sure of. Its antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, anaesthetic, and healing properties have all been confirmed. Propolis is also one of the least allergenic ingredients in nature and one of the most effective natural disinfectants. It can be used and is excellent for disinfecting mouth, hands, as well as wounds and treating burns.

Folklore & Legend

Pro Polis actually means "for the city", which emphasises the importance of this miracle substance in terms of the well-being of the beehive. The health benefits of propolis have been known to man for thousands of years, if not much longer, and it has been pivotal in medicine of ancient cultures. Especially the ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians were aware of the healing properties of propolis and made extensive use of it as a medicine.

Things To Be Mindful Of

Propolis is a potent substance, so always start using the substance through micro dosing. Pregnant and lactating women, as well as children under 3 years old should avoid or at least minimize their use of propolis. Children 3-7 years old should only take smaller doses of propolis. Excessive consumption of Propolis may lead to mouth ulcers. If allergic to bee products it could trigger allergic symptoms.

Our recommended products containing propolis