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Green propolis: benefits and properties

Propolis is the main substance produced and used by bees to the hive defense against viruses, bacteria, fungi and other invading agent.

Propolis is a resinous gum produced by bees from buds, sap and plant roots, where the green propolis is produced from a unique and exclusive plant, rosemary-of-field.

Discovery and early use of propolis

Propolis is a bee product 100% natural. Thousands of years ago, used by various civilizations such as the Romans, Egyptians, Mayans and Greeks, who were already aware of the benefits of propolis health. Today is the focus of several studies that not only demonstrate these benefits, as has been speculated that these benefits can go further.

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Green Propolis Pon Lee is of superior quality, produced exclusively from the Brazilian propolis 100% green. Its quality is recognized in many countries like the US, China and Japan.

Green propolis properties and references

Some compounds of propolis are: Artepillin C, flavonoids and phenolic compounds, these in turn powerful atioxidantes. Away free radicals causing cell damage, and also so slow aging.

The beneficial effect of green propolis health, not stop there, studies show that in addition to antioxidant properties, green propolis has anti-tumor action and therefore widely used in hospitals in Japan (Walls, Gruzman ET AL., 2003).

The major pharmacological activities of propolis widely studied are: antibiotic (Meresta and Meresta, 1985), Anti-inflammatory (Dobrowolski, 1991), wound healing (Tsakoff 1978), immunomodulator (Matsuno, 1997) Antioxidant (Rajan, 2001), among others Antitumor (Ghisalberti, 1979), antiviral immunomodulator (R.Veronez et al., 1988)

6 benefits of green propolis

1 - Immunomodulator: Propolis is also used preventively in order to strengthen the immune system, reducing the risk of acquiring some kind of illness related to a fall of the immune system. Several studies have shown success in the use of propolis for increasing immunity.

2 - Antioxidant: Besides polyphenols, propolis contains a wide range of other compounds with the property to remove excess free radicals in our body Several researchers attribute this to flavonoids antioxidative property (Marquele et al., 2005).

3 - Healing: A number of laboratory studies have concluded that the propolis accelerates the process of tissue repair as well as being an excellent antiseptic.

4 - Antimicrobial: Propolis has excellent antibacterial activity against Nocardia asteroides, Staphylococcus sp, Streptococcus sp, Rhodococcus equi, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.... Gram positive bacteria are more sensitive to propolis extract than Gram negative.

5 - Anti-inflammatory: In experiments using guinea pigs was found that propolis extracts showed a comparable result to a standard drugs commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases called Diclofenac (Khayyal et al., 1993). Some published studies have also suggested that propolis may inhibit the hyaluronidase enzyme responsible for many inflammatory processes.

6 - Antiviral: Several research and published studies have shown positive effects of propolis on some viruses, such as adenovirus, herpes, rotavirus and coronavirus. As the in vitro effect of propolis on other viruses such as herpes simplex types 1 and 2, acyclovir resistant mutant adenovirus type 2.