Solaray Propolis Plus
Nutritionally Supports Healthy Immune System!Propolis is the resinous substance collected by bees from the leaf buds and bark of trees, especially poplar and conifer trees. Bees use the Propolis along with beeswax to construct their hives. Because of antimicrobial properties of propolis, it helps keep hives free of germs. Propolis has a long history of use in folk medicine and was even used as an official drug in London in the 1600s. Over time, Propolis has been used for many purposes and marketed as lozenges, cough syrups, toothpastes, mouth rinses, lipsticks, cosmetics, and even for the varnishing of Stradivarius violins. It appears to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activities.
Propolis contains protein, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids. For this reason, some people use Propolis as a general nutritional supplement, although it would take large amounts of Propolis to supply meaningful amounts of these nutrients.
In the past, Propolis has been taken by mouth to fight bacterial infection including tuberculosis, fungal infection such as candidiasis, parasitic infections such as malaria, and viral infections such as colds. Many animal and human studies have also shown Propolis to exhibit mild anti-infective effects which may be due to flavonoids it contains. However, Propolis is not as effective as prescription anti-infective medications, although some individuals consider it to be safer and healthier.
works for me!I've used this product for years. Someone recommended it to me when I had a cold. Since using this product I seldom get colds and when I do they are very mild.