Live Superfoods Bee Propolis Powder, 8 oz
- Wild Harvested
Live Superfoods Bee Propolis Powder is a potent superfood and has a long tradition of medicinal use. Bee propolis is a resinous, sticky substance that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources to construct and maintain their hives. Propolis is a mixture of resin, essential oils, waxes and pollen with natural germicidal properties. A blend of 80% bee propolis with 20% carob powder, which acts as a natural carrier to prevent clumping. Non-GMO. 8 oz in resealable package.
Live Superfoods Bee Propolis Powder
Bee propolis is a resinous, sticky substance that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources to construct and maintain their hives. Propolis is a mixture of resin, essential oils, waxes and pollen. It contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins A and E, B-complex vitamins, pollen and flavonoids. Bee propolis has natural antibacterial and germicide properties.
Honey bees are opportunists, gathering what they need from available sources, and detailed analyses show that the chemical composition of propolis varies considerably from region to region. In northern temperate climates, for example, bees collect resins from trees, such as poplars and conifers (the biological role of resin in trees is to seal wounds and defend against bacteria, fungi and insects). Poplar resin is rich in flavonoids. "Typical" northern temperate propolis has approximately 50 constituents, primarily resins and vegetable balsams (50%), waxes (30%), essential oils (10%), and pollen (5%). In neotropical regions, in addition to a large variety of trees, bees may also gather resin from flowers in the genera Clusia and Dalechampia, which are the only known plant genera that produce floral resins to attract pollinators. Clusia resin contains polyprenylated benzophenones. An analysis of propolis from Henan, China found sinapinic acid, isoferulic acid, caffeic acid and chrysin, with the first three compounds demonstrating anti-bacterial properties.
Bee propolis has a long tradition of medicinal uses, dating back to 350BC. It was used by the Greeks for abcesses, the Assyrians used it to speed healing of wounds, and the Egyptians used it for mummification purposes. In the 12th century, bee propolis was used to help heal mouth ulcers and throat infections, and int he first and second world wars it was used to reduce wound infections and speed healing.
Naturopaths use propolis to relieve various conditions, including inflammations, viral diseases, ulcers, superficial burns or scalds. Propolis shows powerful local antibiotic and antifungal properties. Propolis is a subject of recent dentistry research, since there is some evidence that propolis may actively protect against cavities and other forms of oral disease, due to its antimicrobial properties Propolis can also be used to treat canker sores. Propolis is also believed to promote heart health, strengthen the immune system and reduce the chances of cataracts.
Live Superfoods Bee Propolis Powder is a medium brown color with a light fragrance and a slightly sweet fragrance.
A blend of 80% bee propolis with 20% carob, which acts as a natural carrier to prevent clumping. 8 oz in resealable package.