Propolis – Bee Glue
Propolis, also called bee glue, is a balsamic and resinous substance gathered by worker honey bees from buds of poplars, birches and other deciduous and coniferous trees. It is composed of a number of biologically active substances showing very strong bactericidal and analgesic effects. It exhibits high activity against some fungi and protozoa. It accelerates cell metabolism and has a general detoxication effect. It regenerates bone and tissue, cartilage, epithelium and prevents scar formation. Propolis is applied in particular in treatment of bedsores, burns, ulcerations, slow-healing wounds and stomach ulcers, as well as in chronic ailments of the alimentary tract. It is successfully applied in chronic throat inflammations, tonsillitis, and, in the form of suppositories, in gynaecological and haemorrhoid treatment. When applied with antibiotics, it enhances their effectiveness.