Propolis is also called prewax, kit resin or hair blade oil and the name comes from the Greek words, Pro = for, Polis = city. Or: defenses for a city.
Propolis is a resinous, very sticky, (at 20 °C to 30 °C) strongly odorous substance. Older propolis becomes hard, especially at lower temperatures. Propolis is collected by the bees from trees, shrubs and plants that secrete a resinous substance. The color of propolis varies according to the origin from light to dark brown, reddish, violet and yellowish. Propolis has antibiotic properties.
Due to its variety of active substances, propolis possesses a wide spectrum of properties. Propolis therefore works for diseases that apparently have nothing to do with each other.
Propolis has a number of advantages as a natural antibiotic.
There are no bacterial strains that develop resistance to propolis.
Propolis does not affect the intestinal flora.
Propolis is not only effective against bacteria, but also against viruses and fungi.
Propolis does not work outside of our own immune system, but strengthens and stimulates it.