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propolis

(prō-pō-lĭs) [Gr. pro, before, + polis, city]
A sticky resin present in the buds and bark of certain trees and plants. It is collected by bees for the purpose of repairing combs, filling cracks, and making the entrance to the hive waterproof. Propolis can be used as a topical antibacterial.

propolis (präˑ·p·ls),

n a compound made by bees by mixing balsams and resin collected from certain trees with saliva and digestive enzymes. Used for its antioxidant, antiviral, antibacterial, antitumor, and antiinflammatory properties and to promote the healing of wounds.
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These have been mixed with elderberry and bee propolis, both of which have been shown to have antiviral properties which help fight the cold virus.
Bee propolis is a substance manufactured by bees to sterilise their hives, and has been shown in three studies to kill the MRSA bacteria, which is resistant to antibiotics.
They found that all of the products increased cytokine production, although the undiluted elderberry extract out-performed extracts with other added nutrients (like Echinacea, bee propolis, zinc, and vitamin C).
Other proposed natural remedies--zinc gluconate lozenges, B complex vitamins, vitamin C, bioflavonoids, bee propolis and echinacea--have little or no research to back them.
As well as zinc, many new products include echinacea and others are formulated with ingredients ranging from goldenseal to bee propolis.
99 for 10, Boots COMBINING the antiseptic power of bee propolis with soothing and antibacterial manuka honey, these lollipops also contain lemon, menthol and natural peppermint oil.
MRSA: Bee propolis is a substance manufactured by bees to sterilise their hives, and has been shown in studies to kill the MRSA bacteria, which is resistant to antibiotics.