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Bee Propolis

Definition: Bee propolis is a resinous substance gathered by honeybees from deciduous tree bark and leaves. It is a sticky material that bees use to seal hive holes or cracks. Before it is used in the hive, honeybees take the propolis, combine it with nectar found in their own secretions and eventually end up with a mixture of wax, pollen and bee bread. Propolis has been used for thousands of years as a protection against infection, a promoter of healing and as a superior source of energy and endurance.

Applications: Allergies, bruises, burns, cancer, herpes zoster, fatigue, sore throats, nasal congestion respiratory ailments, acne, sunburn, shingles, flu, colds, coughs, and ulcers.

Recommendations: With any bee product, potency is vital. Freeze-dried products or vacuum-packed supplements are better than simple capsulized varieties. Bee propolis is very delicate and can break down rapidly.

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