What’s got so many people buzzing about propolis? This magical stuff is a 100% natural antibiotic, antiseptic and antioxidant – yet another amazingly powerful healing gift from that hardworking little creature, the honey bee.
Propolis is a dark golden-brown substance made from a mixture of plant resins, beeswax and natural secretions. Bees use it as a sealant to repair and strengthen their hives, and as a sterilising agent to protect their environment against bacteria and disease. Unsurprisingly, propolis is just as useful to people as it is to bees. Ancient civilisations used bee propolis to treat wounds and abscesses, and even to hygienically embalm dead bodies.
Today, pure propolis cream or serum is known as the ultimate natural treatment for all sorts of skin complaints. These include cuts and scrapes, rashes, cold sores, minor burns, eczema, psoriasis and blemishes. The anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibacterial properties make propolis a wonderful healer.
Bee propolis is more than a topical treatment – there are plenty of medicinal benefits to using it internally as well. Raw propolis tincture helps to strengthen the immune system and ward off colds and ‘flu. A dose of propolis drops can also fight throat infections, candida, ulcers, mouth infections, cavities, indigestion and inflammation.
Faithful to Nature stocks a great range of bee propolis products, including soaps, ointments and pure propolis liquid. Browse our online store and discover the healing powers of this precious natural remedy for yourself.