Origin from the Altai Region of Siberia // Russian Federation
Organic Raw Propolis
For thousands of years, propolis has played a role in the health of humanity. In the days of Hippocrates, propolis was used to heal open sores and ulcers, including internal ones. In ancient Egypt, propolis was used in the process of mummification. In Europe, propolis was said to relieve inflammation and fever, and in World War II it was used to dress wounds sustained in battle
Over the years, it’s been used to enhance the immune system, it boosts your own germ-fighting capabilities. Propolis is making a comeback today, making its way into supplements and even toothpastes.
So Just What is Propolis?
Propolis is a very complicated mix of elements that bees collect from nature. It’s a wax-like substance that is essentially a resin, but it is so complex that it’s impossible for humans to recreate. So it remains something of a mystery, but we can look closely at this amazing substance and draw some conclusions about its use, its chemical make-up, and its effectiveness.
We do know that propolis’ antibiotic properties come from a substance called galangin, and that it boosts immunity by increasing phagocyte activity (phagocytes are your body’s “warriors” against germs). We also know that its anti-inflammatory properties derive from its ability to prohibit prostaglandins. Components called phytotonizides play a role in propolis’ ability to enhance the immune system, as they appear to stimulate phagocytosis.
Vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, C
Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Silicon, Potassium
Phosphorus, Manganese, Cobalt, Copper
CAUTION: Propolis and Allergies
If you have known allergies to bees, bee products such as honey, or allergies to conifers, poplars, balsams, and/or salicylates, do not use propolis. In addition, some researchers are of the opinion that propolis may aggravate asthma. So if you have asthma, do not use propolis without first consulting with your doctor. And when in doubt, a consultation with a qualified health practitioner is best.
Place of origin: Altai Region (Russian Federation; Siberia)
Ingredients: Raw Propolis 100%