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5 Great Propolis Uses – Get a Tincture Today!
Posted October, 2012 by Aliveplushoney
Do you or your family spend more time than you'd like at the doctors? If you would like to boost your protection against those bugs that are always going around, the bee product Propolis is a great way to do it. It also has many other uses and it might help you spend less time in the doctor's waiting room and more time out and about having fun.
A Multi-purpose Healer for the Medicine Cabinet
Lets get straight into the uses of Propolis:
1. Sooth Sore Throats
When you can hardly swallow, propolis can ease inflammation and sooth the pain. There are propolis throat and oral sprays made especially for this purpose as well as lozenges. You can also use the extract itself and gargle it.
2. Clean Teeth Naturally
If you prefer natural foods it makes sense to try a toothpaste containing natural ingredients also. Propolis benefits the teeth and gums and research suggests it may protect against cavities and oral disease due to its antimicrobial properties.
3. Support the Immune System
One of the main benefits of propolis is its ability to support the immune system. This is a great way to protect yourself from illness, especially in the winter season.
4. Protect Yourself from Heat Stroke
Propolis contains a compound known as caffeic acid phenethyl ester which we'll refer to as CAPE. Research from Taiwan has found that cape may prevent or reduce hyperthermia- induced free radical generation and damage. They completed tests on cyclists and concluded that cape promoted athletic performance and prevented injury from heat stresses.
5. Heal Wounds
When someone gets a cut or scrape it's good to have a remedy on hand. Propolis has antibiotic and antifungal properties that promote healing and it can also be used with burns.
Does it Really Work?
Research is starting to confirm the benefits of propolis and many aspects of it continue to be researched. One thing to note is that the chemical composition of propolis varies by location and other factors. The quality of the environment can impact on the quality of the propolis.
These Propolis products are all from New Zealand where the propolis has been shown to contain very high levels of the important flavonoids and CAPE.