All About Propolis
We love Propolis here at Chalmers Dale and want you to love it just as much! So for those of you that are new to this incredible product and all its health benefits, read on!
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.
Bees have used Propolis for millions of years, and it can certainly be credited for their survival as a species for so long. Humans have only been aware of its uses for thousands of years, and we are now discovering further benefits from it.
THE HISTORY OF PROPOLIS
The word “Propolis” is thought to have been coined by Aristotle (384 – 322 BC) and is derived from two Greek words; “pro” meaning for or before, and “polis”, meaning city. Hippocrates, a Greek physician credited as being the father of medicine, used it extensively as a natural antibiotic, and the great scholar Pliny (23 – 79 AD) described it in his comprehensive work ‘Natural History’ as being able to reduce swellings, soften indurations (hard tissues), soothe sinew pain, and heal sores that otherwise seem impossible to mend.
WHY IS IT SO GOOD? An analysis of Propolis shows that it contains some 150 complex compounds, amongst them bioflavonoids, a whole range of vitamins including A, B1, B2, B7, E, C, H, P, D, folic acid and nicotinic acids, and minerals including iron, copper, zinc, manganese, aluminium, magnesium, cobalt, vanadium, strontium, 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 colds and flu.
Did you know? Greek and Roman physicians used propolis as mouth disinfectant. Modern studies show it may be effective in the treatment of periodontitis and gingivitis.
WHY IS CHALMERS DALE PROPOLIS DIFFERENT? 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 uses standardized pure Propolis extract to ensure consistency in our products. Our Propolis is collected in Australia and certified to be free from lead and other heavy metals.
We have incorporated the benefits of Propolis in many different ways including capsules, liquid, toothpaste, soap, lip balm and mouth spray to name a few. Take your time to browse our store and discover a Propolis product that is perfect for you.