Bee propolis is defined as a resinous mixture that bees produce by combining their own saliva and beeswax with exuded substances they collect from tree buds, sap flows and other botanical sources. It contains over 300 natural compounds and appears to possess anti-tumoral and anticancer properties.
Bee propolis is produced by bees and is used as an ingredient in certain products applied directly to the skin, such as ointments and creams. In addition, propolis is sometimes found in nasal sprays and throat sprays, as well as in mouthwash and toothpaste.
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Used for common cold and sore throat ⁽²⁾
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Used for female infertility and endometriosis ⁽⁴⁾
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Used for rheumatoid arthritis ⁽⁸⁾
Scientists have found the chemical composition of propolis to contain over 300 natural compounds, including amino acids, coumarins, phenolic aldehydes, polyphenols, sesquiterpene quinines and steroids. In general, raw propolis is made up of approximately 50 percent resins, 30 percent waxes, 10 percent essential oils, 5 percent pollen and 5 percent of various organic compounds. Propolis appears to possess anti-tumoral and anticancer properties. There are currently over 300 scientific studies and articles focusing on propolis and cancer treatment. A 2016 study assessed the effects of propolis extracts from the northern region of Thailand on cancer cell growth. All of the extracts showed high antioxidant activity as well as high phenolic and flavonoid content.
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