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How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

How To Identify Propolis Honey Bees

propolis bee on flower Did you know that not every bee you see flying around produces honey? If you’ve ever wanted to recognise which type of bee produces honey and therefore propolis, below is a list of what to look for.

  • Bees have rounded bodies, unlikes wasps who have narrowing around their body sections
  • Most bees have furry all over their bodies
  • They have two long antennae on their heads which they use for senses like taste, touch, and smell
  • Bees have two large eyes, one each side of their head, and then also a group of 3 smaller eyes in between.
  • Their colour can vary in shades, but bees have alternating black stripes with amber colours that can appear almost black.
  • Bees can vary in size from 1-2cm long.
  • Female bees are the ones who collect the pollen from plants and flowers to take back to the hive.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this information on honey bees.

Time to Stock Up!

Time to Stock Up!

propolis information capsules Winter is here and with it comes all the bugs, bacterial infections and viral conditions to plague us! Make sure you’re prepared for the fight by stocking up on propolis products to help get you through the winter. If you want to know more about how propolis can help you stay healthy, you can check out this propolis information page. We stock a wide range of products to suit your lifestyle and keep you healthy. Any questions about our products, you can contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Cold And Flu Help

Cold And Flu Help

It didn’t take long for the cold and flu season to start! There are already reports of epidemics starting over the country. People are queuing up to get the annual flu shot in anticipation. So what can you do to help survive this cold and flu season?

  • Get adequate rest. Making sure your body is rested and getting enough sleep is one of the ways to help your cells regenerate.
  • Wash your hands, all the time. Germs are on anything and everything. Ensuring you regularly wash your hands to stop the spread of germs is very important.
  • Drink lots of water. This will keep you hydrated and assist your kidneys in flushing out any toxins.
  • Eat healthy. Making sure you have plenty of fruits and vegetables will keep your body happy and healthy.
  • Multi-vitamin supplements are also a good way to assist your body as it will give it nutrients you might be missing out on.
  • Targeted immune boosters are another step you can take. Products such as bee propolis or olive leaf are well-known for their health benefits. You can find out more propolis information by clicking the link. Honey is well-known for it’s soothing properties in hot teas when cold and flu strikes.

For any other ailments you might have, why not check out our product range for something to help? If you ever have any questions about our range, you can contact us any time via email form or our live chat feature.

What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

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At Natures Naturals, one of the most common questions we receive is how much propolis to take. Bee Propolis is a  natural supplement that has many health benefits when taken properly.

There are several forms that bee propolis is available in. The most popular types include liquid propolis extract, propolis capsules, propolis lozenges and throat spray.

Liquid Propolis Extract

For general health purposes only, we recommend a third to half a dropper full of propolis extract daily. If you are using propolis for a sore throat, drop the extract directly onto the back of the throat where the inflammation is.

Propolis Capsules

If you are taking propolis for general health purposes only, we recommend 2-3 1000mg capsules per day. Capsules are the best option for convenience and travel due to their small size. Their antibacterial properties can help prevent coming down with a cold.

Propolis Lozenges

Propolis lozenges are raw pieces of bee propolis that you either swallow or chew on. Please be aware though, as propolis is quite a dark substance, it can stain your teeth. If it is staining your teeth simply resort to swallowing or choose a different way to get your daily dose of bee propolis. For general health, we recommend 2 chunks of raw propolis per day.

Propolis Throat Spray

Propolis throat spray is very similar to the extract dropper. We recommend a 2-3 sprays daily. It can be great for sore throats as you can target the inflammation directly.

These are general recommendations only. It is always best to read the directions on the packaging to make sure you are getting the maximum benefits from the products.

Healing Powers of Propolis

Propolis is not that well-known these days, but actually has an extensive history as being used as a healing medicine. Ancient Egyptians and Greeks used it for a multitude of purposes, and as a general health tonic.

What can Propolis do for Me?

Propolis has a range of health benefits. It is a natural antibiotic (due to a substance it contains called galangin) and a powerful antioxidant, which means it can help keep colds and flus away, and reduce their severity and duration.

It is an anti-inflammatory, so it can help you calm a sore throat or ease gum pain. It is actually a great oral cleanser, and can be chewed to help keep a clean mouth, keep away cavities, reduce plaque, and lower teeth sensitivity. Its antibacterial properties help you maintain fresh breath.

It also helps with circulation, so is good for your veins and heart, not to mention the brain. It can be applied to wounds to help them heal faster, another application of propolis’ antibacterial function. It is also an antifungal so can be used to treat yeast and fungal infections like athlete’s foot, candida, and ringworm. It may also be effective against parasites.

Propolis is an immune stimulant, which is another way it can prevent you from getting sick. Apart from reducing the risk of cancer due to its high antioxidant content, some research also puts forward that it may even cause cancer cell death. This is due to propolis’ components caffeic acid and chrysin.

What Makes Propolis so Effective?

The reason propolis is such a powerful healing medicine is because it is sourced from plant materials such as tree sap, which actually protects the tree from infection and intruders. The bees collect this for us and make it into a convenient putty-like material, and pass the protective properties on to you.

If you’re interested, you can read more about propolis.

 

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