This wonderful product which comes from beehives has great anti-inflammatory and antibacterial health benefits. Take a look and find out what propolis is and what its benefits are 😉
Propolis is a resin used by bees to keep the hive in optimum condition, preventing cracks and protecting it from virus and bacteria. Usually, it is of a reddish-brown colour, but this also depends on its botanical origin.
Made with resins from the buds and bark of different trees
Propolis is a vital element in the day-to-day life of bees. With a granular appearance and sticky consistency, bees produce propolis from the spring and late summer harvest plus the resin from the buds and bark of trees such as poplars, chestnuts or conifers. This resin is mixed along with their saliva, pollen and wax in different proportions.
With the propolis, bees will protect the hive from different bacteria and virus as well as the extreme cold or heat.
How is it harvested?
The harvesting of propolis occurs between the end of summer and the beginning of winter. During this period, we can harvest a great amount by means of scraping or setting specific traps that will collect propolis used later in different products.
At LAPUELA Honey we use nets with
elongated holes which are located at the top of the hive above the honeycombs.
The benefits it provides
Propolis contains many health benefits. It is a product with great antiseptic and antibacterial properties that can help treat different symptoms or illnesses. Among its great benefits, propolis can be effective in treating:
The throat: Thanks to its antiseptic role, if you are
one of those people that suffer from a sore throat, infections and constant irritations, propolis can help soothe the pain and make the virus or bacteria subside. Moreover, it is very useful against cavities and bad breath.
Burns: If we add propolis to soap, we will obtain one of the most useful home remedies against burns, as propolis has great healing power that will make the wound heal quicker.
Stomach: Stomach related illnesses are really annoying. Propolis can act against gastritis, diverticulitis and can even be effective against Helicobacter Pylori bacteria.
Skin: Propolis is perfect for treating skin with sores or ulcers. If you have any fungus or herpes it can also be effective. Furthermore, if you suffer from acne, it can help avoid the formation of new pustules due to its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial power.
Circulatory system: If you add propolis to your regular diet, it will help lower your cholesterol as well as being a vasodilator and hypotensive product.
Now that you know a little more about this fascinating beehive product, you just need to introduce it in your day-to-day life. In our online shop you can find LAPUELA Honey high-quality propolis, produced in our beehives in Western Asturias.
Why don’t you give it a try? 😉