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May 22, 2018  |  Login
By James F. Balch, M.D. and Mark Stengler, N.D.
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Description: Propolis is "bee glue," the resinous substance that is formed when bees gather propolis from the buds and the bark of trees. The worker bees, with their salivary secretions and wax flakes, seal the chambers and the entrance of the beehive. Propolis has antimicrobial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties.


  • Gingivitis
  • Herpes
  • Infections
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Parasites
  • Peptic ulcers
  • Periodontal disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Wound healing

Precautions: There are rare reports of allergic reactions, such as skin itching and ­ redness.

Dosage: Take 500 to 1,000 mg of the capsule form or 1 to 3 ml of the tincture form, or use it topically as a cream or a spray.

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