Propolis is used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. The Greeks used propolis to treat bacterial infections, Assyrians for wound healing and Egyptians to protect the mummy.
The composition of propolis depends on the geographical area. For example, European propolis is not the same as the area propolis Brazil. Scientists were therefore very difficult to evaluate and determine which medicinal properties of propolis hiding.
Propolis has a potent antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiinflammatory activity. Some studies have shown that propolis can stimulate cancer cells to self destruct. Propolis is recommended for the relief and treatment of a variety of diseases and disorders:
Strengthen the immune system
-treatment of genital herpes
-treatment of skin damage
-alleviating symptoms of diseases of the oral [cavity
Propolis can be found in the form of tablets, capsules, drops and extract. Experts have not yet estimated, which is the recommended dose of propolis, so it is advisable to consult your doctor.
In previous studies, researchers found that propolis is excellent for treating superficial wounds and prevention of type 2 diabetes Experts recommend that you rinse your mouth with a solution of propolis regularly, especially after dental procedures.
Although research results are not completely reliable, propolis has no negative impact on health. However, if you are allergic to honey, it is very likely that you are allergic to propolis. Before taking propolis consult your doctor, especially if you suffer from asthma or allergies.