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What can propolis help you with?

By | 2018-10-09T08:29:33+00:00 October 9th, 2018|Propolis|

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash Autumn has come again and it has brought along a weakening in our immune systems and a predisposition to the common cold. However, fear not, for we have found a natural immunity booster and we have the bees to thank for it. Apart from tasty honey, bees also make a glue-like substance called propolis. This is a mix of resin from pine and other cone-producing trees, wax flakes and pollen. Inside the hive, bees use it for building, patching up and for protection against invaders. In earlier days, people used propolis in the treatment of burns, abscesses and infections. We use it for the same reasons today, but we have added some more: It protects the body against several viruses, bacteria, fungi and microbes. For example, it prevents middle ear and respiratory tract infections and it remedies the symptoms of the common cold. It can heal minor to second-degree burns. It’s good for your teeth Propolis extract reduces bacterial plaque and prevents caries. More recent studies show it may be effective in the treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis and it may even help regenerate dental pulp, as well as bone tissue, and cartilage. It eliminates parasites and warts Studies show that it’s been quite successful in eliminating parasites such as giardiasis and it also has a success rate of 75% in curing warts. Furthermore, propolis has been proven to have anti-cancer properties. It’s components fight cancer in various ways: Preventing the growth of new blood vessels to feed cancer cells (anti-angiogenesis) Preventing the spread or metastasis of cancer from one organ to another Halting cancer cell division Inducing apoptosis or programmed cell death In addition, propolis was found to mitigate the [...]

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New study: is propolis a hope for hair regrowth?

By | 2017-09-13T09:09:14+00:00 February 26th, 2015|News|

A study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry suggests that propolis could promote the growth of cells that contribute to hair growth. The study, conducted by Ken Kobayaski and his team showed that the number of cells involved in hair growth increased after propolis has been applied to the skin. The propolis has been only tested on mice capable of growing fur, rather than balding mice - therefore the research team points out that hair loss is often the result of inflammation. The result of the tests was that the mice that received the propolis application grew their fur back faster than those that didn't.   Propolis is a substance produced by bees, where the bees add enzymes, wax and pollen and transform the resins into a type of antibiotic polyfilla. They block up cracks in the hive and reduce the entrance size to make it easier to defend. Because propolis contains anti-inflammatory elements, the researchers say they expect propolis to reverse hair loss due to balding. Nevertheless, the researchers acknowledge that further testing is necessary. Propolis has proven  antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory effects due to its bioflavonoids and it has been used from ancient times  for various affections, including wounds and tumors.     Source: http://news.yahoo.com/bee-propolis-offers-hope-hair-regrowth-study-115701369.html  

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