WHAT IS PROPOLIS? Propolis is a natural resinous substance collected by honeybees from buds and trees.
Propolis contains tree resin, essential oils, waxes and bioflavonoids. Bees coat the entire inside surface of their hives with propolis, polishing it to create one of the most sterile environments known to nature. The sticky filler substance plays a vital role in both protecting the colony from invasion from outside as well as the spread of infection within. Bee Propolis is one of Nature's richest sources of bioflavonoids for natural defense. Raw propolis is composed of 50-70% resins and balsams, 30-50% wax, 5-10% pollen and 10% essential oils.
Propolis has a wide variety of additional elements including organic and amino acids, vitamins, minerals and most importantly bioflavonoids. The antioxidant effects of bioflavonoids in propolis may help to maintain a healthy immune system. Hailed as nature's antibiotic, propolis offers an array of benefits for many ailments and is a boon to general health.