Balsam Propolis 30 g
Most of the plants protect their leaves, flowers and fruits with resinous materials that they produce against antimicrobial rot, which have waterproof and thermal insulation properties. Honey bees collect these resinous substances from cracks, buds and leaves in the trunks of trees. The sticky substance that bees chew, add oral digestive enzymes and partially digest, mix with beeswax is used for various purposes in the hive. In other words, propolis is a sticky, dark-colored substance that honey bees collect from living plants, mix with wax, and use for polishing and closing the openings in the hive before laying eggs in the larva’s eyes. Inorganic substances contained in propolis; Sodium (Na), Potassium (K), Magnesium (Mg), Calcium (Ca), Barium (Ba), Boron (Bo) (trace), Strontium (Sr), Zinc (Zn), Cadmium (Cd), Aluminum (Al), Silicon (Si), Selenium (Se) (trace), Iron (Fe), Nickel (Ni), Chromium (Cr), Manganese (Mn), Titanium (Ti), Silver (Ag), Cobalt (Co), Vanadium (V). The antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, local anesthetic, antioxidant, liver protective, immune system regulator and cytotoxic activities of propolis ethanol extract have been proven. There is also evidence that some components of propolis have cellular toxicity and chemical protection effects. The best known of these components are Artepillin C, clerodan diterpenoids and benzofurans. Propolis, which contains caffeic acid phenyl ester (CAPE), can cause cell growth to stop and die. While propolis components showed a high cellular poisoning effect in cancerous tissue, it did not show any effect in healthy tissue. Animal studies have shown that CAPE, artepillin C and clerodan diterpenoid protect against breast, skin, kidney and colon cancer.