Propolis, what is it? Propolis is a dark brown resinous mixture collected from tree sap and flower resin by bees.natural cold relief Trees exude sap to defend against bacteria, fungi and insects; evergreen sap being particularly potent. Usually dark brown in color, bees use propolis to prevent disease, bacterial growth and parasites. Typically, propolis from northern forests and fields contain over 50 compounds, including resins, vegetable balsams, waxes, essential oils and pollen.
Traditionally, propolis has been used for cold relief and as a natural sore throat treatment. Other uses include allergy relief, as a canker sore treatment, for preventing dental caries, for soothing skin burns and in wound healing. Before penicillin, propolis, also called Russian Penicillin, was widely used as a natural antimicrobial to fight bacterial, fungal and viral infections such as colds and influenza.
Propolis used in Bee Guard is collected by bees from over 250 wildflowers and trees and harvested from hives located in a pesticide-free Canadian environment. Bee Guard combines pure unprocessed propolis with pure unprocessed wildflower honey for a great tasting honey. Like all NutraBee gourmet honey products, this 100% pure unprocessed Canadian honey is a healthy honey everyone can enjoy.