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Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Bee Propolis

Instead of switching to 30 second videos this week, I’ve decided to continue with our discussion  on superfoods from the book:

SUPERFOODS:

THE FOOD AND MEDICINE OF THE FUTURE

By: David Wolfe

I found a free PDF version of this book HERE.

Next up Bee Products– Bee products consist of raw honey, Bee Pollen, royal jelly and propolis. I’ll be breaking this up individually. Next, the final bee product –  Propolis.

For the other healthy food tips, follow THIS LINK.

What is Bee Propolis (1,2,3)?

The word “PROPOLIS” is from Greek and means “defend the city.” (1) Propolis is a substance, a tree resin, collected by bees and mixed with their own nectar and beeswax to protect the hive from foreign invaders and keep the hive healthy. The bees use the substance to fill the cracks in the hive, protecting it from invaders. If the invaders do manage to make it through the barrier, the propolis kills the invader. In fact, if a mouse or mole manages to get into the hive, the bees will sting it to death, then mummify it in propolis. (2)

How can you buy it?

It comes in several forms: Throat spray, capsules, drops and mixed with raw honey. I currently purchase mine through Amazon.

 

 

 

Ten benefits of Propolis (1,2,3):

  1. An anti-microbial product, kills all forms of foreign bacteria and virus.
  2. Helps heal respiratory infections, including chronic infections.
  3. Rich in the B vitamins, as well as vitamin C, vitamin E and bioflavonoids. – all of these nutrients strengthen the immune system.
  4. Boosts the white blood cells, or macrophages, which are the front line defense against infection.
  5. Stimulates the immune system.
  6. Helps kill skin infections
  7. Fights tumor formation
  8. Stops free radical damage
  9. Effective against Anti-bacterial resistant superbugs (3)
  10. Anti-inflammatory

The above information was gathered from the following two videos. Pick one or both, they are equally informative.

Source video 1:

Source video 2:

Other source:

3) https://www.terrytalksnutrition.com/health-articles/propolis-the-natural-antibiotic-for-mrsa-candida-and-more/

About Tamara Hoerner (1215 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

4 Comments on Healthy Food Tips: 10 Benefits of Bee Propolis

  1. Thank you so much for this series, I really appreciate it!

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  2. This is incredible! Thank you so much for this post! 🤗Going to Whole Foods now to buy as I recently had a glass break on the back of my ankle. Need instant wound relief and protection against an infection. 😘

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