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What is propolis?

Propolis, also known as bee glue, is a resin-like mixture that honey bees make from the buds and sap of plants. To them, it’s the spackle they use to close openings and protect their hive from microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa, as well as physical threats such as weather and predators. Over the centuries, It has been used in traditional medicine to treat all sorts of ailments.

Today, Wonder Bee harnesses the wonder of propolis to make a natural skin balm product that children love!

History of Propolis
Used in traditional medicine for thousands of years

Humans have used propolis therapeutically since ancient times. Greek and Roman physicians prescribed propolis as topical treatment for skin wounds and Incas employed propolis to treat fevers.

In more recent times, propolis was used by Soviet clinics during WWII as a tuberculosis treatment. In the Balkans, propolis was used to treat wounds and burns, sore throat, and even stomach ulcers.

The popularity of propolis has grown a lot over the years. Now that consumers aren’t as trusting of big corporations and their synthetic products, people are looking for more natural solutions produced using modern-day health standards.

Propolis has several medical applications such as healing open wounds, preventing growth of harmful bacteria, helping to heal issues with stomach ulcers to name a few.

Scientists coined the term apiculture to group anything from honeybee hives used in science or art such as honey, bee bread, bee venom, bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly. But propolis has been shown to have health benefits that go beyond these other bee offerings. Propolis is now being used to help medical professionals protect patients against infection from bacteria, viruses, fungi, as well as to reduce inflammation and swelling.

Reference: US National Library of Medicine

Propolis and you
Accelerates healing and minimizes scarring

Propolis has been widely-known to work as an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial compound to help accelerate the healing process of many skin conditions. Using Wonder Bee helps your child's skin restore faster and even minimize the potential risk of scarring.


All content on this page comes from the following sources:

US National Library of Medicine

US National Library of Medicine