You’re probably wondering what the heck propolis is – as I was up until a few weeks ago – turns out bees are more amazing than I thought making it even more disturbing when you remember the rapid pace at which they are dying off.
Prized as the immune system of the hive, propolis is said to have incredible germ fighting properties and even contains over 300 beneficial vitamins, minerals, and compounds—making it one of nature’s ultimate defender. And this isn’t just marketing fluff. Studies published in scientific journals have confirmed it. Propolis – which is reported to help with gastrointestinal disorders, allergies, and gynecological, oral, and dermatological problems – has a sweet honey-like taste and is popping up in products ranging for immune boosting sprays and beauty products to edible buys (like the one pictured above from Beekeeper’s Naturals), that you can drizzle – like honey – over anything from toast and granola, to pancakes and tea. I particularly love the Beekeeper’s Naturals brand because they’re focused on utilizing all parts of the hive (honey, propolis, and royal jelly) for health and beauty benefits. There are so many products out there that claim to boost wellness, but these are actually scientifically proven!
So next time you feel like you’re getting sick, consider reaching for a green jiice with propolis!