What is Propolis?
Propolis discovered and use for thousand years ago by the acient civilization. Propolis use due to its medicinal properties. Propolis, referred as bee glue is honey-related product with several health benefits including improved immunity, lowered blood pressure, improve skin health and treated allergies. Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis mainly are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are popular compounds with high antioxidants activity.
What Are The Proposed of Benefits Propolis?
- Enhance wound healing and skin protection
- Against free radical and oxidative stress
- Strengthen immune system to fight infection
- Cardio-protective effect
Study reveal that proprolis inhibit several enzyme such as lipoxygenase, xanthine oxidase and phospholipase A2 and reduce LDL-peroxidation that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. (1)
(1) Braakhuis. Evidence on the Health Benefits of Supplemental Propolis. Nutrients. 2019 Nov; 11(11): 2705.