The healing properties of Propolis have been known for some 2,000 years. Hippocrates used a propolis salve to treat wounds, and it was recognized by the Greeks as a treatment for stomach ulcers. In recent years, Soviets and European scientists have investigated it, discovering that it is both an antibiotic and an antiviral substance. In addition, it enhances immunity.
Propolis is made by bees from the resinous juice and sap of trees and tree buds (used by the trees themselves to fight infection. A hive may contain 40-50,000 inhabitants and Propolis allows the hive to live healthily by protecting the bees against bacteria and disease. Propolis (from the Greek meaning ‘before the city’) is put around the entrance of the hive and used as cement to fix the honeycombs and stop up cracks and crevices. They encase any foreign invaders in propolis to prevent contamination of the hive.
The uses of Propolis for human health are many. An international symposium on Propolis has presented lectures on the practical and theoretical applications of Propolis against diseases of the oral cavity, ear, nose and throat, vaginal and womb inflammation and inflammation of the intestine. Further information has been reported on the use of Propolis for lowering high blood pressure, speeding cell growth and helping to fight disease of the mucous membranes. Infections of the mouth and throat, stomach ulcers, and skin problems have been especially responsive to Propolis treatment.
The effectiveness of Propolis has been attributed to its ability to stimulate thymus activity and to its bioflavonoid content. John Diamond, MD of the International Academy of Preventive Medicine in Lincoln, Nebraska, has stated, “Of all the natural substances I have tested, the one that seems to be the most strengthening to the thymus, and hence the life energy, is bee Propolis... Propolis activates the thymus gland and, therefore, the immune system.” In The Healing Properties of Propolis, Soviet doctors A.I. Tichonov and D.P. Salvo affirm Dr. Diamond’s findings, having used Propolis in more than 70 different studies over 20 years.
Propolis contains a concentration of bioflavonoid 500 times that of oranges. It may be this potency which is responsible for the antibiotic activity of Propolis A variety of studies have shown bioflavonoids to improve the absorption of Vitamin C and retard bacterial and viral infections.
Specific applications for Propolis listed by Ray Hill in his book Propolis, the Natural antibiotic are abscess, acne, bad breath, bleeding, corns, coughs, cuts, cystitis, eczema, gum disorders, psoriasis, shingles, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, toothache, ulcers, and wounds.
Good For You Propolis is collected from domestic and overseas beekeepers and is one of the richest sources of bioflavonoids known.
Serving Size 2 Capsules Servings per Container 50
Bee Propolis Concentrate (1.5:1)
Equivalent to 1,500 mg raw Propolis
Amount Per Serving
1 g (1000 mg)
% Daily Value
(*) Daily Value not established
Other ingredients: Magnesium stearate, carob and silica.
Contains no yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, soy or preservatives.
Our Propolis powder contains 10% carob and vegetable powder as a base.