Did you know that a beehive is one of the most sterile natural environments? Here’s why: honey bees collect resin from selected trees and plants, and mix it with their own discharges and beeswax. This creates a glue-like substance, also known as propolis, which honey bees used as a coating to seal up their hive in order to protect against infection.
Propolis is known for its biological and pharmacological properties for centuries. However, not all propolis are created equal. The grade of propolis is dependent on its botanical origins and the type of bees that produce it. Of all of the propolis produced globally, Brazilian green propolis is the most studied and coveted.
Brazilian green propolis is collected from a unique plant species (Baccharis dracunculifolia), found in Brazil Minas Gerais (a rich and unpolluted natural environment). This plant species produce the best grade of propolis with the highest level of flavonoids and Artepillin-C. Specifically, Brazilian green propolis is made by Africanised honeybees. This species of honeybees has a unique method of collecting propolis - cut the tips off buds of the plants so their propolis contains the complete vegetal tissues, making Brazilian green propolis more easily absorbed and effective. In this article, we will share 6 health benefits that you can get from Brazilian green propolis.
1. Natural Antibiotic
Brazilian green propolis possesses antiviral and antibacterial properties. It provides relief from flu, cough and sore throat. Based on a research conducted in Japan, Brazilian green propolis can ameliorate influenza symptoms.
2. Complementary Cancer Therapy
The high level of Artepillin-C found exclusively in Brazilian green propolis is well-known for its ability to suppress tumor growth.
3. Protects Against Nerve Cell Damage
Studies have shown that Brazilian green propolis can enhance the cognitive functions of patients suffering from mild cognitive impairment. Thanks to its antioxidant properties, Brazilian green propolis protects against neurodegenerative damage in neurons and helps prevent brain injury.
4. Supports Heart and Circulatory Health
Brazilian green propolis is rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids exert antioxidant benefits that effectively lower triglycerides levels, enhance good cholesterol, support health blood lipids and blood pressure levels.
5. Prevent Diabetic Complications
Brazilian green propolis helps regulate blood sugar to a healthy level by repairing and reviving pancreatic cells to improve insulin levels.
6. Exerts Anti-inflammatory and Anti-Ulcer Benefits
Brazilian green propolis has been proven to lower the occurrence of ulceration, and reduce itchiness and allergies.