Propolis Products - test first - some people may be allergic to Propolis.

Propolis Toothpaste - is a fantastic product to use if you have any problems with you teeth or gums.

Propolis Mouth Wash - Those who are having treatment for cancer say this product is excellent to get rid of mouth ulcers that occur when having treatment.

Propolis Tinture - up to ten drops a day for general well being.  Great to take when traveling - start taking a few drops daily before you get on an airplane.  (do not give to small children or people with a history of alcohol abuse. Use propolis capsules or lozenges instead.)  Propolis tinture made from alcohol will sting when applied to open wounds for a few seconds. (good for bee stings)

Propolis Ointment - the best product to stop insect bites from itiching,  Kangaroo ticks and sandflies too.

Propolis Soap -

Propolis Capsuls -

Propolis Cream - use for large area's

 

A Gift from Nature by Susanna Raeven

As the colder months are approaching and hats and scarfs are hung back onto the coat rack, immune boosing herbs and cold remedies find their place back onto the shelbes of our green medicine cabinets as well.

Even though technically speaking propolis is not an herb, it holds a dear spot on the top of my list of herbal winter remedies.  Not only do I keeep it close at hand during the cough and flu seasonbut, as one of the most versatile alternative medicines, it would also accompany me on my Robinson Crusoe island to which I could only bring five medicinal herbs to keep me healthy.  And it takes a lot for remp with me.

Constituents of Propolis  - propolis contains a varying list of complex chemicals. It's constituents and color, ranging from golden brown to reddish to almost black, depends on the tree source of collection.  Propolis consists of roughly 55 percent resinous compounds and balsam, 30 percent beeswax, 10 percent ethereal and aromatic oils, and 5 percent bee pollen.

The powerhouse remedy contains 500 times more bioflavonoids than is found in oranges.  Flavonoids have strong antioxidant properties and help to protect cells from free radicals and cell mutations. 

Except for vitamin K, Propolis contains all the known vitamins.  Of the fourteen menierals required by the body, Propolis contains them all with the exception of sulfur.

If you don't feel great about swallowing a lab produced vitamin pill on a daily basis, take 10 drops of propolis daily instead to strengthen your immune system and supply your body with ample antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.

Proplis can be used during acute conditions as well as a preventative and immune building remedy.  Research has shown, antimicrobial properties against various bacterial, fungal, and viral infections.  It has even been shown effective against some strains of antibiotic resistant bacteria our body needs to function properly.

The many bioflavonoids in propolis have health-promoting effects on eyesight, the cardiovascular system, connective tissues, appearance of the skin, and the immune system.  Propolis caN help lowering the risk of atherosclerosis, cancer arthritis, and gastrointestinal disorders.  Other therapeutic applications include allergies, inflammation, respiratory infections, flu, cold, sore throat, viral infections, food poisoning, herpes simplex types 1 and 2 and ulcers.

Propolis can be applied externally to wounds, bruises, burns, acne, sunburnnker sores and gum disease.

CAUTION: While Propolis is generally sage and useful as a home remedy there is one exception: People who have allergic or hypersensitivity reaction to bee stings or bee products (including honey), could ract to propolis in the same way.