Propolis is a natural resinous and waxy product that is produced by mixing of bee secretions and resins collected from a variety of plant parts. It is an important material related to the successful construction of the hive and the health of the colony. Propolis is used to seal the bee hive, preventing air and undesired visitors to enter. Moreover, the antimicrobial properties of propolis provide a chemical defence against microbial action for the bees and their honey. If stingless bees are unable to dispose foreign insects that die in the hive, they seal the carcass with propolis, mummifying it and making it odourless and harmless.
Many researches and studies have shown that stingless bee propolis contain properties such as analgesic, antibacterial, antioxidant, antibiotic, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti-proliferation, anti-inflammatory, anti-diabetic and pro-immunity activities.
Propolis has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for treatment of several illnesses. It is well known as a ‘natural antibiotics’. It is rich in bioflavonoids, essential oils, phenolіc compounds, vitamins, and minerals. Stingless bee propolis also has a high amount of antioxidant, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. Therefore, stingless bee propolis can bring many benefits for our body.
Stingless bee propolis beneficial effects:
- Natural antibiotic
- Natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-infective agent
- Enhance immune system
- Enhance respiratory system
- Improve oral health
- Cancer prevention
- Regulating blood pressure
- Relieve sore throat, cough and mouth ulcer
- Relieve colds and flu
- Expedite healing process of wounds and sores