PROPOLIS also called (Russian Penicillin). Links to research
Bee Propolis also called (Russian Penicillin)
Bee propolis is a blend of different bud saps or resins secreted by trees and then metabolized by the bees. Bees deposit their unique mixture of bee resin or propolis into their hive to make it one of nature’s most sterile environments. Propolis antibiotic quality slows or stops the growth of bacteria, virus and fungi. This 45-million-year-old inherently antibiotic substance of nature was discovered by bees, who recognized its value to protect themselves from infection. Once bees harvest the sap they combine it with their own secretions, depositing it into their beehive to avoid the threat of bacterial contamination as thousands of bees converge into a single hive.
Scientists have noted the inside of a beehive to be a sterile environment. It is no wonder countless reports and medical researchers have recognized propolis’ health virtues, specifically its antibiotic properties (taken in liquid or capsule form for colds, flus, inflammation of the sinuses, lungs, sore throats and periodontal infections) and topically applied to ulcerations, tumors, boils, burns and a diversity of skin disorders. Additional studies have confirmed its hypotensive action. According to an Australian scientist at the University of Western Australia, propolis has the ability to potentiate other medications, including penicillin, at “10 to 100 fold.” Confirming this research, Russian physicians acknowledge that the bacteriostatic activity of propolis enhances or fortifies the antibiotic activity of conventional medications including tetracycline, neomycin and streptomycin-a prime example of blending traditional with complementary medicine. 12/4/2015 Bee Pollen, Honey, 5/8 Researchers emphasize two key virtues of propolis worth remembering: Bacteria stop multiplying under the influence of propolis and there is an increased disease resistance activated within the organism. As a result, the body is strengthened and enabled to fight off foreign invaders while those already present are intercepted and can no longer proliferate. Since propolis is neither a medicine nor a drug but a product of nature, it is a natural supplement in the truest and purest sense of the word.
Propolis is also a great way to clean out the gut, but one should start with small amounts. Lyme patients use it to kill bacteria and other pathogens. You can take mega doses without issue when you have built up the dose size slowly.
(For more detailed information on Propolis with huge number of references) see
Propolis: Composition, Health, Medicine: A Review
Bee Product Science, www.bee-hexagon.net April 2016