"Natures Miracle Antibiotic"
|The term "propolis" comes from two Greek words : "pro" which means "before" and "polis" which means "city". This ancient term came into being centuries ago when some early Greek student of Nature established the fact that honeybees use propolis'to narrow the opening into their "cities" or hives, to keep out unwelcomed intruders.|
|What is Propolis ? |
|Propolis is a sticky resin that seeps from the buds of some trees and oozes from the dark of other trees, chiefly conifers. The bees gather propolis, sometimes called bee glue, and carry it home in their pollen baskets. They blend it with wax flakes secreted from special glands on their abdomens. Propolis is used to slickly line the interior ofbrood cells in preparation for the queen's laying of eggs, a mostimportant procedure. With its antiseptic properties, this propolis lining insures a hospital-clean environment for the rearing of brood.|
|From "Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis and Honey "by Rita Elkins, M.A. According to researchers at the Second Leningrad Scientific Conference on the Application of Apiculture ( bee culture ) in Medicine, Bee Propolis is rich in : Vitamin A ( carotene ), Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, biotin, an array of bioflavonoids, albumin, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, silica, potassium, phosphorus, manganese, cobalt, copper. Except for vitamin K, Propolis has all the known vitamins. Of the fourteen minerals required by the body, Propolis contains them all with the exception of sulfur. ( Note : Propolis contains 500 more bioflavonoids ( vitamin P ) than is found in oranges. )|
Nature's Preventive Medicine
Propolis has been justly called Nature's Premier Preventive. The immune system is supported and strengthened by the ingestion of propolis. Modern studies indicates that those who take propolis regularly escape winter colds and sore throats ans seem to develop a natural immunity to common viruses, including the various strains of flu. Chemical antibiotics destroy all bacteria in the body, both the friendly, ( necessary flora required for healthy functioning in the entire gastrointestinal tract ) and the bad intestinal flora.
An individual who constantly takes prescribed antibiotics for one condition after another soon learns to his sorrow that the drugs may no longer work as well as they once did. As invading bacteria get "smarter", the drugs become less and less effective.
Further support on the immunostimulating characteristics of propolis comes from Russia. These paper begin by citing previous studies that show propolis stimulates the immunologic reaction. In order to prove it to themselves the researchers experimented on rabbits. One group was given antitoxin only and the other antitoxin boosted with propolis. Following immunization, the rabbits were injected with diseased cells.
The animals given antitoxin with propolis were protected from death to a greater extent than those in the other control group by a margin of 30%. The second paper draws similar results from experiments carried out on mice, and concludes : " cell analysis shows that the immunologic response is more intensely manifested in a very short time by the addition of propolis to the antigen. Conclusion is the propolis antigens stimulate the immune response and speed up the development of antibodies".
Propolis, the natural antibiotic, works against harmful bacteria without destroying the friendly bacteria the body needs. Propolis has also been proven effective against strains of bacteria that resist chemical antibiotics. If there is any doubt left in your mind of the antibiotic effects of propolis, consider just one more paper. You are probably aware that staphylococcus infections cause all kinds of unpleasant symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, puss forming abcesses and pneumonia. These bacteria are very difficult to combat.
Scientists isolated 56 staphylococcus strains and examined the effects of the Propolis solution against each one : The antibiotics included penicillin, ampicillen, methecillin, streptomycin, chloramphenicol, oxytetracyclin, erythromycin and sulphathiazole. Propolis made a very good showing. The scientists determined that all staphylococci's strains whose sensitivity to propolis was certain were highly resistant tothe tested antibiotics. The antibacterial effect of propolis shown by inhibition of development of standard strains was satisfactorily determined.
In a paper by K. Lund Aagaard reporting on the experimental use of propolis on more than 50,000 people in Scandinavia, he reached the following conclusions: the field of influence of propolis is extremely broad. It includes cancer, infection of the urinary tract, swelling of the throat, gout, open wounds, sinus congestion, colds, influenza, bronchitis, gastritis, diseases of the ears, periodontal disease, intestinal infections, ulcers, eczema eruptions, pneumonia, arthritis, lung disease, stomach virus, headaches, Parkinson's disease, bile infections, sclerosis, circulation deficiencies, warts, conjunctivitis, and hoarseness.
Propolis helps regulate hormones and is an antibiotic substance that stimulates the natural resistance of the body. Propolis may be used by everyone, sick or healthy, as a means of protection against microorganisms. Propolis is also efficient against conditions caused by bacteria, viruses or different fungi. Propolis cures many diseases because it is a special natural substance with strong effect.