Propolis True and false !

Propolis is a vegetable matter

True! Propolis is a crop made by bees from the buds of certain trees. It contains resinous substances, gummy and balsamic, from plant origin. The bees coat the entire hive to defend it against attacks, particularly infectious germs.

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Propolis contains several active ingredients

True! In fact, it contains not less than 400 compounds, including a large number of substances acting in synergy. The most important include:

  • Flavonoids: they are pigments plant, antimicrobial, antifungal, and antispasmodic (chrysin, pinocembrin, galangin, quercetin...)
  • Phenolic and aromatic compounds: they have their specific activity, and generally have antibacterial, antifungal and immunostimulant actions (caffeic, benzoic, cinnamic, coumaric acids...)
  • Essential Oils: pinene, eugenol, guiaol and others are well known for their antiseptic power

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Propolis has no nutritional virtues

False! With all these protective properties, propolis adds a nice range of vitamins and trace elements. These are almost all present, including gold, zinc, magnesium, copper (important for immune defenses), iron, etc.... This is an advantage to the therapeutic action of propolis. It can also be combined with other natural active, plants (eucalyptus, echinacea...), essential oils (myrtle, mint...), royal jelly, honey, etc...

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Propolis is difficult to use

False! Is is the contrary, and today galenic forms that are offered for the sale allow you to respond to all situations. Nasal sprays or oral sprays, lozenges, syrups, food supplements and even lip balm, you have the choice.

Propolis is used only in treatment

False! Propolis is dedicated into a prevention plan of winter diseases. In general tract, it boosts immunity, locally, it empowers mucosa capacity to defend itself. Otherwise, it will be a key element in the treatment of tonsillitis, pharyngitis, rhinos, rhinitis, sinusitis, and also ear infections that result from. In this case, you can combine several forms, local or general.

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Propolis is efficient against the flue

True! Propolis, especially if combined with other products from the hive acting in synergy can be very effective in prevention but also when the flu symptoms have already been reported.

Indeed, antibiotic activity of propolis is based on stimulating macrophage activity, wich are the first defense line against the body's invaders.


Websites on Propolis

Website of Apimab Laboratoires (for professional contact)

Company specialized in the purification of Propolis, in creating suitable extracts for manufactured products

Avenue du Lac
34800 Clermont-l'Hérault
+334 67 96 38 14

Website of brand Propolia (for professional contact and individual)

Nearly 70 products based on propolis and other bee products, for many uses

Avenue du Lac
34800 Clermont-l'Hérault
+334 67 96 38 14

Where to buy Propolis (in addition to your local beekeeper !)

Websites of resellers

  • La boutique de l'Abeille Website of Miellerie du Salagou, located in Herault -
    +334 67 88 47 66
    To get information about your local Propolia® retailers, please contact Apimab Laboratoires by phone (+33 467 96 38 14) or email (

Where to buy Propolis (in addition to your local beekeeper !)

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