Propolis and Scientific Research on Viruses
Propolis has attracted people with its healing power for thousands of years. According to historical records, it has been used to support many health benefits by reducing the intensity of symptoms by ancient Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians. Since then, propolis has been used as a natural antibiotic.
Although conventional and alternative medicine have extensively used propolis as a natural supplement for ages, modern medical treatments are mostly based on synthetic pharmaceutical products. Hence, the use of propolis in health support unfortunately faded away as modern medicine became powerful. However, in the last two decades, natural remedies have gained significant recognition again as the side effects of synthetic drugs have raised awareness among the public.
According to many scientific research, Along with its immune-boosting effects, propolis also has potent antiviral and antibacterial properties that have been highly studied and peer-reviewed. Studies show that propolis:
- Inhibits the influenza virus
- Is effective against Coronavirus due to its unique antioxidants
- Has potent antiviral properties to support the immune system.
It is our mission at BEE&YOU to merge science and nature to bring the highest quality of natural propolis supplements. We source our propolis from the Pristine Anatolian Mountains, which is home to 12,000 different plant species and is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. It is processed by expert scientists and chemists with over 15 years of expertise.
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Park, J.H., et al. 2004. Immunomodulatory effect of caffeic acid phenethyl ester in Balb/c mice. International Immunopharmacology 4(3): 429-436.
Ansorge S, et al. 2003. Propolis and Some of its Constituents Down-Regulate DNA Synthesis and Inflammatory Cytokine Production but Induce TGF-B1 Production of Human Immune Cell.