Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in bee propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.
Bee propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection. They’re commonly found in foods thought to have antioxidant properties, including:
- green tea
- red wine
The use of Bee Propolis for wellness dates back centuries. The ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians were aware of its healing properties and made extensive use of it as a form of medicine. Because of its naturally high antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, Bee Propolis has been used to support the body’s natural defenses with upper respiratory tract infections, skin infections, sore throats and/or other mouth infections, and assist in the healing of minor wounds.