Propolis: The most powerful healing agent in Nature

//Propolis: The most powerful healing agent in Nature

Propolis: The most powerful healing agent in Nature

Honeybee with propolis

Honeybee with propolis

Throughout the summer months honeybees will visit a variety of trees and shrubs to collect sticky resins and carry them back to their hive.

These resins are part of the immune system that protects trees, particularly the buds, from disease and harmful radiation.

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. Hence the Greek name for propolis…..

pro (before) and polis (the city).

Every cell in the honeycomb is varnished with a thin coating of propolis before the Queen lays her eggs. Cells are like tiny incubators and have to be sterile to protect the growing larvae from disease.

Remember that inside the hive it is crowded, with 50,000 or more bees; it is warm and moist and a perfect environment for bacteria and other pathogens to spread. For more than 100 million years bees have been using propolis to stay healthy, and to survive.

Humans too have been using propolis for many thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans all used propolis for healing. In Eastern Europe there is a long tradition of propolis use and it is sometimes called “Russian penicillin”.

Today we have sophisticated laboratories and can analyse and study this wonderful substance. There is a wealth of scientific evidence supporting all the old folk remedy stories.

Propolis is not only antibacterial, but also one of the few genuine antiviral substances in Nature. Viruses have a protein coat around them and compounds in propolis prevent the proteins binding to our cells. Thus the viral material cannot get inside to replicate. Propolis effectively disables a virus.

Propolis….what a wonderful Christmas present!

AMBROSIUS

By | 2017-09-13T09:09:15+00:00 December 11th, 2014|Propolis|Comments Off on Propolis: The most powerful healing agent in Nature

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AMBROSIUS is an experienced beekeeper who is keen to bring Apitherapy News on your doorstep. His love affair with the honeybee started more than 35 years ago. He works with his bees using bare hands and has a deep respect for these most ancient of social insects. Since discovering for himself the healing power of bee products, Ambrosius has become a leading ambassador for Apitherapy, and lectures all around the UK and Europe. A constant stream of patients seeks him out for advice and help with their medical problems. He has dedicated the rest of his life to healing people with the help of his beloved bees. His blog brings Apitherapy News to you via various media (including social media). Please feel free to follow AMBROSIUS's blog and all the information he's sharing to help improve your health and well being.