New Zealand Propolis
Propolis is a natural substance made by bees. Bees use it to seal, sterilise and protect their hives from infection, and they’ve done so for millions of years.
What is propolis?
Propolis is a strong antioxidant created by bees from natural resin – defence system of the plants.
People have been using propolis for centuries as a natural product to support their health and well-being
bees make propolis
Most people know honey bees spend their summers gathering nectar to make honey. But nectar isn’t all bees gather up: while they’re out and about, the bees collect natural resins from tree bark and sticky plant buds.
The bees mix the natural resins with beeswax and their own enzymes to make propolis, a powerful substance rich in bioactive compounds with powerful antimicrobial properties. Propolis is then used by bees to seal every hole, block every crack in the bee hive and cover all the foreign objects to protect the hive from infections and viruses.
Benefits of propolis
anaesthetic and wound healing
properties of propolis have been known and highly
appreciated by ancient Greek, Roman and Arab medical practitioners for centuries. Hippocrates is said to have used propolis to cure wounds and ulcers both external and internal.
Modern science is re-discovering propolis health properties by producing evidence to show propolis can help balance the immune system as well as providing powerful natural antioxidant protection.
Benefits of CAPE
Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester
CAPE is a natural bioactive compound. It naturally occurs in some plants and can be acquired from propolis. Since 1988 numerous scientific papers have been published showing the health benefits of CAPE.
Researchers have shown CAPE to be one of the key compounds responsible for propolis’s health properties.
ACTIVITIES OF CAPE