Bee Propolis - The Wonder Ingredient
Did you realize that bees produce more than just honey? Propolis is a chemical made by bees from the sap of needle-leaved trees and evergreens. They make a sticky, greenish-brown compound by mixing the sap with their own secretions and beeswax, which they use to cover their hives. Propolis is what it's called. Ancient cultures employed propolis for its therapeutic benefits thousands of years ago. It was used by the Greeks to treat abscesses, it was applied to wounds and tumors by the Assyrians to help with infection and healing. And, it was used to embalm mummies in Egypt.
According to research, propolis has around 300 chemicals and polyphenols make up the majority of these chemicals. Polyphenols are antioxidants that help the body fight sickness and damage. Propolis, in particular, contains flavonoids, which are polyphenols. Plants produce flavonoids as a protective mechanism. They're typically present in foods that contain antioxidants.
Propolis has also been mentioned as a possible treatment for certain cancers. Some of the substance's anti-cancerous benefits, according to one study, include preventing cancerous cells from growing, lowering the risk of cells becoming cancerous, and blocking pathways that allow cancer cells to communicate with one another. Propolis could also be used as a supplemental therapy for cancer, but not as a solitary treatment, according to the study as well.
As you can see, bee propolis is a highly beneficial compound that is often forgotten about due to all the hype surrounding honey. While honey may be more widely available and well known, propolis is a potent ingredient that should not be slept on.
Because of its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties, that is why we've added Bee Propolis to our Balance formula alongside with 4 other powerful adaptogens. Siberian Ginseng, Reishi, Cordyceps and Turkey Tail. Learn more here about Oasis Balance.