Bee Propolis Cream
Propolis is a resin collected by the honey bee from trees and plants. It is taken back to the hive where it is worked on and wax is added.
Propolis is used in the hive for a variety of defensive and protective purposes. Propolis has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antifungal properties. It has been used as a medicine for 3000 years. Modern researchers have confirmed some of its traditional uses.
The largest single ingredient of Propolis (just over half) is resin collected from plants and trees (particularly the poplar tree). The other half is made up of wax (30%), essential oils (10%) and pollen (5%). You also find in Propolis a wide variety of additional elements including organic and amino acids, vitamins, minerals and most importantly bioflavonoids, now believed to be an active ingredient in the healing process. All of these ingredients are worked on and mixed with the bees' own salivary secretions to produce what has been called Bee Glue, that is, Propolis. Propolis is a sticky filler substance which the bees use to seal up the hive, protecting it from the outside environment. The bees also coat the entire inside surface of the hive with Propolis, polishing it to create one of the most sterile environments known to nature.
As well as producing a purely functional role in sealing and reinforcing the hive, Propolis also performs the role of immune system for the hive, acting as a combined antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal substance.
Over the last 20 years much scientific and medical research has been undertaken into Propolis, both in this country and in America, as well as in Eastern Europe, where the medical use of Propolis is common. The research has shown Propolis to be effective in treating amongst other things.
Gastro Intestinal Problems
Propolis is being hailed as a natural antiobiotic with no side effects. Recent research at the National Heart and Lung Institute, London has shown that the bioflavonoids in Propolis are even capable of destroying some bacteria that have now become resistant to modern synthetic antibiotics.
Bee Propolis Cream (from BeeVital) is made using Propolis from sustainable hives in Kenya, Zambia, Tanzania and South Africa. BeeVital, a well-established, ethical company in the North of England, is leading the world in research and development in the use of Propolis. Their decision to promote FairTrade practices is another sign of their commitment to ethical business. They also do not engage in animal testing and all the hives are managed to a high standard.
Bee Propolis Cream is a natural and effective way to deal with dermatological or other inflammatory conditions.