The benefits and the usage of propolis

Besides honey, bees produce many healthy compounds which people use in diet and to make healthy products and one of the is propolis. The texture of propolis many depend on the location of the bees and the trees and flowers they are using. The medicine has found the way to utilize the propolis and Asians put it on the wounds and tumors; it has the power to cure the infection and increase the healing process. Nowadays, you can buy many drugs and sprays which contain this ingredient.

What are the healing compounds in propolis?

Scientists have managed to find more than 300 compounds in propolis. The vast majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. They are powerful antioxidants that can fight many diseases and inflammatory processes in your body. Flavonoids, a particular type of polyphenols are produced in plants, and they used it as a protection. You can also find this antioxidant in many fruits, green tea, vegetables and red wine.

What can propolis cure?

Propolis has many health benefits, but unfortunately, many scientific research is limited, they are still not sure how can this bee product provides protection against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Propolis has antibacterial, anti – inflammatory, antiviral and antifungal properties.


Among many compounds, propolis contains another one called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that has an antifungal effect. These features will help your wounds heal much easier and quicker. Based on one study, people who suffered severe burns, with the aid of propolis, they have managed to overcome this condition much easier because propolis has the power to create new healthy cells.

Cold sores and genital herpes

Based on one research, when topical propolis was applied three times a day, it helped significantly with cold sores, better than any treatment. The cream made of propolis was used in a treatment of genital herpes; it managed to fix the virus which is present in the human body.


Many doctors suggested propolis in cancer treatment because of its components. Some study proved that propolis could prevent cancerous cells from multiplying, the healthy cells from becoming cancerous and to block pathways which keep cancer cells from signaling from each other. People who are suffering from cancer can use propolis as a complementary therapy, but not as the only cure. You can find the propolis in many natural products for weight reduction, such as Chocolate slim.

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