Propolis is a resinous substance produced by honeybees. The bees mix the collected resins with wax, honey, and enzymes from their stomachs to turn it into the amazing and ever-useful substance that we know as propolis.
This substance has been used in folk medicine since ancient times. It has been extensively used in traditional medicine, due to its many biological properties to possess, such as antitumor, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and immunomodulatory effects, among others.
Its properties mainly attributed to the phenolic compounds such as flavonoids. Flavonoids have been reported to exhibit a wide range of biological activities, including antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiallergic, and vasodilatory actions. In addition, flavonoids inhibit lipid peroxidation, platelet aggregation, capillary permeability and fragility, and the activity of enzyme systems including cyclo-oxygenase and lipoxygenase.
Technical parameters: the end composition is – 50 % resins, 30 % waxes, 10 % essential oils, 5 % pollen and 5 % plant debris, although each hive’s propolis is a bit different, based on the variety of unique resins collected from a given hive’s local trees.
Packing: Plastic bag of 5 – 10 kg in carton boxes.