Propolis (Bee Glue) – What It Is And Its Health Benefits
What Is Propolis Or Bee Glue
Propolis is a sticky substance that bees manufacture by transforming the resin, that they collect from leaf buds of trees, by adding bee wax and other secretions.
Propolis is used to not only seal crevices, cracks and holes in the hives but is also used to coat the hives as paint is used to coat up the walls of the home. This helps to disinfect the hive and keep it sanitized so that hives remain infection free inspite of the fact that about 50000 bees live in it day in and day out.
Propolis also helps to immobilize and cover larger intruders that cannot be shooed out to prevent infection.
Propolis thus helps to protect and keep the bee hives sanitized thereby preventing bacterial and viral infections which have all the chances to develop easily due to the conducive temperature and humidity conditions prevailing in the bee hives.
Propolis also benefits the immune system of the bees and keeps them well though they do not consume propolis.
Propolis has been used in traditional folk medicine since thousands of years to prevent disease and improve health.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.