How do bees protect themselves and their homes against fungi and bacteria? Right, using Propolis. The so-called bee glue ensures that microorganisms do not cause damage to flight holes, cracks, crevices and honeycombs. In the realm of bees, Propolis inhibits everything the hard-working collectors bring from their excursions. The potent active substance eliminates germs and microscopic small parasites before they spread like wildfire in the hive and threaten not only the workers, but also the valuable brood. Chemically, the secret defense material consists mostly of pollen, resins and wax. Various vital substances and essential oils, which give the putty substance from the hive the right whistle, are added.
Alternative users use Propolis internally and externally in the form of tinctures, extracts, ointments and sprays. It has been shown that not only microorganisms, but also humans are sensitive to the natural ingredients. A small percentage of Propolis fans register skin redness and/or rashes when the extravagant natural substance touches the skin. This is because some people cannot distinguish between "foreign and helpful" and "foreign and dangerous" from a metabolic point of view. In some cases, your immune system reacts over and uses an overshooting response to fend off substances that are supposed to support your own well-being. But don't worry: the symptoms disappear as soon as propolis treatment is interrupted. Allergy sufferers can test whether they tolerate propolis on a small skin area before use. If there is no reaction, nothing stands in the way of a temporarily safe application – the turbokitt from the hive is allowed to develop its full force.
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