What is Propolis?
Propolis is a resinous mixture collected from various sources by honey bees to seal small gaps in the walls of the bee hive. Aside from its use in traditional medicine, modern culture assumed bee propolis was simply used to seal the hive to keep out the elements such as rain, wind, and dust. However new research has revealed that bee propolis is far more than just a homemade sealant. In addition to increasing the structural integrity of the hive and reducing vibration, the benefits of propolis extend to acting as an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent to protect the hive.
What is Propolis used for?
Ancient cultures recognized the ability of propolis to prevent infection, kill fungus, and keep the bee hive healthy and for this reason propolis has been used for thousands of years all over the world to treat various health ailments including boosting the immune system to fight infections, increase wound healing, and improve dental hygiene.
Manuka South offers propolis in multiple forms to suit your needs. Our liquid extract can be used for various ailments internally or externally. If your feeling under the weather and suffering from a sore throat, a warm water gargle with a few drops of our propolis liquid extract is very effective providing a soothing support. To improve dental hygiene, liquid propolis can be used daily mixed with some warm water as a mouthwash to help heal canker sores, reduce inflammation from gum disease and reduce dental carries.
Our liquid extract can also be applied externally to colds sores, shingles, warts and slow healing wounds. Propolis has been used by the Greeks and Egyptians for thousands of years to help improve wound healing. Modern research is also being conducted with promising results into the efficacy of propolis to improve wound healing when applied externally.
As an easy portable choice to help combat throat infections and sooth a sore throat, we also offer a propolis throat spray that combines propolis with UMF® 15+ Manuka honey and an essential oil blend specifically designed for sore throats.
Manuka South also offers propolis in tablet, softgel, and capsule form, great for people on the go or for those who prefer the convenience of a quick and easy to swallow pill form of propolis. Propolis taken daily during the flu and cold season may help to boost the body’s natural defences against contracting seasonal illness. For people who have already contracted a cold or flu, daily supplementation with propolis helps with ills and chills.
All of the propolis used in the Manuka South product line is carefully sourced and tested for purity and strength. Because the exact compounds found propolis can vary widely from region to region, only the best quality propolis is used in our products. This is to ensure consistency of quality. Every time you purchase a Manuka South propolis product you can be confident that you are buying the best available propolis on the world market today.