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Propolis Tincture

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Did you know that honey isn’t the only thing that bees make? Bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap of needle-leaved trees or evergreens.

Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties. Greeks used it to treat abscesses. Assyrians put it on wounds and tumors to fight infection and help the healing process. Egyptians used it to embalm mummies.

The composition of propolis can vary depending on the location of the bees and what trees and flowers they have access to.

For example, propolis from Europe won’t have the same chemical makeup as propolis from Brazil. This can make it difficult for researchers to come to general conclusions about its health benefits.

Here’s what you need to know about the purported benefits of propolis, as well as the possible safety risks to consider discussing with a doctor before trying this supplement.

Researchers have identified more than 500 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of  Polyphenols which are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.

Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties, including these; 

  • fruits
  • green tea
  • vegetables
  • red wine

Propolis also contains other potential healing compounds, such as amino acids, vitamins A, C, and E, as well as minerals such as potassium and magnesium. Other components naturally found in propolis include pollen, wax, and resin.