Blood Disorders: Chinese researchers found it effective in treating hypertension, arteriosclerosis and coronary disease. European scientist V. Balalykin tells us that Propolis helps the white blood cells engulf and digest bacteria and other waste products in the blood.
Gastro Intestinal Problems: Soviet scientists and doctors have shown that Propolis can prevent ulcer and abscess formation, as well as speeding up the healing process.
Skin Problems : Research in America, Poland and Russia has shown that acne, allergies, herpes and other dermatological disorders have all responded to Propolis therapy.
The Woman's Friend: Propolis has become known as the "Woman's Friend. It has shown to be helpful with painful periods as well as with vaginal infections and sores.
What Is in Propolis? Propolis contains approximately 55 percent resins and balms, 30 percent wax, 10 percent etheric oils and 5 percent pollen. These basic ingredients have dynamic bacteria destroying power. They do this flawlessly, yet they render no adverse side effects. Unlike chemical medicines such as penicillin which can produce reactions, propolis will not cause such upset. This has been clinically verified after its use in more than 16,000 situations.
Bee propolis is believed to be rich in amino acids, composite ethers of univalent alcohols and trace elements including iron, copper, manganese, zinc and antibiotics. It has a high vitamin content, especially the valuable bioflavonoids. Propolis is usually chestnut or greenish-brown in color. It gives off a pleasant aroma of poplar buds, honey and vanilla.
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Compared to other methods, alcohol helps extract nearly all active constituents from a herb yielding stronger tinctures that require a lower dose to attain beneficial effects.
Alcohol eliminates the growth of bacteria and mold while preserving the valuable constituents resulting in a much longer shelf life.