What is Propolis?

Propolis is a dark resinous material produced by bees to seal and sterilise their hives – and used by humans to strengthen and seal the "cracks" in their immune system.

Each hive colony includes several specialist, Propolis-manufacturing bees, who forage for tree resin on warm days when the substance is soft and pliable. As the bee gathers the resin she blends it with beeswax, secreted from a gland in her abdomen, to create Propolis.

Also known as "bee glue" – thick and sticky when warm, setting hard when cool – Propolis acts like putty, filling gaps within the hive. Yet, with its powerful antibacterial, antiviral, antiseptic and antifungal properties, Propolis does much more than block drafts; it protects the colony against disease.

Natural Life™ has created a number of Propolis products, making it easy for you too, to benefit from the powerful properties of Propolis. In liquid form Propolis can be gargled with water to treat sore throats or mouth ulcers, or applied directly to the skin to help in the healing of minor cuts, sunburn or pimples. In lozenge-form Propolis can be sucked to sooth and heal a sore throat. Or, taken in capsule form, it will help to strengthen the immune system and fight off colds and flu.

As well as being a potent immune booster, this amazing bee product has been used for centuries as a wood sealant. The renowned violinmaker Antonio Stradivari reportedly used a Propolis varnish to polish his handcrafted musical instruments.

Today, however, Propolis's most powerful role is as a natural immune system booster – and its potent healing strength can be found in all Natural Life™ Propolis products.


Bee Health Articles

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Propolis research
Research and journal articles on Propolis

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