In a study entitled “Propolis: A Wonder Bees Products and Its Pharmacological Potentials” released in the journal Advances in Pharmacological Sciences, it was mentioned that raw propolis is made from 50% resin, 30% beeswax, 10% essential oil, 5% pollen, and 5% various organic compounds. The texture is hard, but when heated, propolis will become soft, supple, and very sticky. The color varies from yellow to red to dark brown. It all depends on the source and also the age of propolis. The smell that is very fragrant is also one of the attractions of propolis. This unique compound brings health benefits to our bodies. That’s why people tend to respect and love bees, and you can teach your kids to do the same by decorating your kid’s rooms with bumble bee shower ideas.
Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations believed that propolis had many benefits, such as treating abscesses, fighting infections in wounds, and tumors.
Keep in mind, the composition of propolis from each country, of course different. It’s because bees in every country, do not take the sap from the same tree.
Most of the studies have shown that gargling with propolis can help heal wounds caused by cancer drugs or dentures. When there are inflammation and swelling in the mouth, propolis shows its ability to help wound healing.
Not only polyphenols, but propolis is also equipped with a special compound called pinocembrin, which is a special antifungal flavonoid. In addition, it also contains anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, making propolis able to accelerate the process of wound healing.
One study found that propolis stimulates new cell growth in burns.
In addition, usually, ointments are used to help the healing process in genital herpes. Research shows, ointments that contain 3% propolis, proved to be more effective in accelerating the healing process of genital herpes.
In addition to genital herpes, ointments containing propolis can also heal herpes labialis wounds, which appear near the lips.
The researchers concluded that the propolis ointment not only reduces the herpes virus in the body but also protects the body from the herpes virus in the future.