Bee Propolis is made when bees collect resin from flowers and trees and mix it with a little bit of honey.
Propolis is a resinous material that bees use to seal small cracks and gaps in the hive, they use propolis as a precautionary measure to keep out dangerous microbes and fungi, thus as a disinfectant and as an antibacterial.
Bee Propolis has numerous health benefits, and cosmetic uses.
Bee Propolis is used for boosting immune system, for infections caused by bacteria (incl. tuberculosis), by viruses (incl. swine flue, flue, H1N1), by fungus.
It is also used for its anti- cancer properties.
Bee Propolis does have proven antibiotic and antiseptic properties and may also have antiviral and anti-inflammatory effects. It is considered as a safe and useful home remedy and skincare generally.
Bee Propolis is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
People sometimes apply propolis directly to the skin for wound cleansing, genital herpes and cold sores as a mouth rinse for speeding healing following oral surgery; and for the treatment of minor burns.
Propolis is also widely used in the manufacture of chewing gum, cosmetics, creams, lozenges and ointments and is being investigated as a dental sealant and tooth enamel hardener.
Please take it into consideration, if you have had an allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to bee stings or bee products (including honey), you could react to propolis in the same way.