Benefits of Bee Propolis

by candy47

Antioxidant, relief from canker sores, treating the common cold, anti-inflammatory agent, boosting the immune system, fungal infections. Read on for more.

I became aware of bee propolis in the 1970's when I, in my twenties, woke up one morning with a sore throat. As the day progressed the soreness worsened, horribly! At the risk of being graphic, it felt like a rubber band with a razor blade attached was in my throat. Turns out, I had tonsillitis. I mentioned this to my mother who, like me, would rather heal naturally than with medication. So she did some research, which back then meant spending the day at the library. She concluded the best way to combat tonsillitis would be with bee propolis, something up to this point my mother and I knew nothing about.
Lo and behold she was right!

Above photo credit:  Pixabay/PollyDot


Disclaimer:  The information in this article is an account of my personal experience and research. It is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a doctor or qualified health care professional.

Bee Propolis Capsules

This is what I use, at the first, tiniest sign of a sore throat I take one capsule. Then I continue to take four capsules in a 24 hour period.  Sometimes I might have to do that for two full days.  This regimen has always prevented the sore throat from worsening, it just goes away.  Of course the sore throat might not lead to tonsillitis, but it might lead to a common head or chest cold. Bee propolis will knock a common cold right out of you especially if you begin taking it at the first symptom, any of which might be a runny nose, itchy eyes, sore throat, congestion or stuffed up nose.  For as long as I've been taking bee propolis, I haven't had tonsillitis or a cold!

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What Is It?

Propolis is a resinous substance found naturally occurring in the buds of poplar and most pine trees. It is not available in its raw and pure form but is obtained from beehives.

Bees gather propolis from tree leaf buds then return to the hive where they expel the substance. Combined with saliva and enzymes, bees use the propolis to disinfect the beehive ensuring that the hive is a sterile environment and bacteria free.

The Many Uses of Bee Propolis

In addition to my experience with a sore throat and tonsillitis, bee propolis effectively heals canker sores, bacterial and viral infections, flu and the common cold. It is used as antioxidant and if taken daily as a supplement, boosts the immune system. Applied topically bee propolis soothes burns and hastens healing of superficial wounds.

This video explains it all from start to finish

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Updated: 07/28/2021, candy47
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candy47 on 04/12/2017

You are so right DerdriuMarriner. I take bee propolis regularly, as prevention.

DerdriuMarriner on 04/11/2017

candy47, It's too bad that bee propolis has not been publicized until recently. I shudder to think of all the people who had their tonsils removed in the last century since tonsils serve as one of the first line of defenses against disease, germs, infections.

candy47 on 03/26/2017

Thanks Katie. We need bees but sadly they're being killed off.

katiem2 on 03/26/2017

I love honey, honey bees and the realization that we need them. Great article!

candy47 on 10/22/2016

Good idea Frank. An ounce of prevention....

frankbeswick on 10/22/2016

I have a bottle of propolis tablets,so I will take some daily.

candy47 on 10/21/2016

Thank you Veronica. I'll look into that dementia theory and add the info the the article.

Veronica on 10/21/2016

I have heard that bee propolis has had interesting results in the treatment of early dementia.

An excellent article. Ty so much.

candy47 on 10/21/2016

Always my pleasure Frank.

frankbeswick on 10/21/2016

Thanks for this informative article,Candy.

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