Health & Beauty from the Hive
An analysis of Propolis shows that it contains some 150 complex compounds, amongst thembioflavonoids, a whole range of vitamins including A, B1, B2, B7, E, C, H, P, D, folic and nicotinic acids, and minerals including iron, copper, zinc, manganese, aluminium, magnesium, cobalt, vanadium, stronium, silicon, and calcium.
Propolis is well known for its anti-styptic, anaesthetic and astringent qualities. It provides quick wound healing properties, and may be used in the treatment of ulcers and symptoms of cold and flu.
What is Propolis?
Propolis is a sticky resin that oozes from the buds of certain trees. It is collected by bees in their pollen baskets, and brought back to the hive to use as a caulking material to fill unwanted holes or openings. More importantly, bees use Propolis to line the interior of brood cells in order to prepare them for the Queen bee to lay her eggs. Its powerful antiseptic properties ensure a hospital-clean environment for the rearing of offspring. Propolis is also used to 'sanitise' the hive, preventing outbreaks of disease, and it's used to encase the bodies of invaders that are too large to be carried out of the hive after they've been killed.
Characteristics of CD Propolis Products
The Propolis extract that Chalmers Dale uses has been purified using a unique process of “cryogenic” filtration, whereby the extract is subjected to extremely low temperatures, where impurities can be crystallized and filtered out. The result is an extract that is extremely pure in nature, possessing all the attributes of Propolis without the impurities.
Chalmers Dale use standardized pure Propolis extract to ensure the consistency of the products.