Propolis Inhibits Yeast Growth
Onychomycosis or as all of us know it - fungal infection of the nail, is the most common disease of the nails and constitutes for about a half of all nail abnormalities.Treatment of this condition is very challenging, but propolis can be the answer for so many people with this problem. Recent study, published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, determines the in vitro activity of propolis against yeast isolated from patients with nail infections.
We have discussed in depth the anti-cancer properties of the Artepillin C found in Green Brazilian Propolis. More scientists and doctors are taking on the challenge to prove this properties in vivo and to uncover the mechanism of the processes.
Recent article, published in the Journal of Applied Toxicology, revealed new remarkable ability of Artepillin C - the main component of Brazilian Green propolis. Scientists concluded that Artepillin C prevents the DNA damage induced by chemicals. The exciting news one more time illustrates that Brazilian Green Propolis is indeed the most efficient natural medicine ever discovered.
We have learned a lot about propolis and its healing properties. And as we already know, propolis collected from different sources or areas has different properties, some times far superior than the rest of them. One such type is the green Brazilian propolis.
Interesting thing is longevity – we all would like to live longer and at the same time we are so vain and scared that we will end up looking as the people we see from time to time on TV celebrating their 100 and something birthday. We all would love to reach that age, but deep down we would like to look like we did in our 40s or at least 50s. And not surprisingly, Mother Nature didn’t miss this one either and all the natural miracle foods and supplements that prolong our lives actually can make our skin more radiant, our hair more shiny and beautify us all over. A healthy person radiates happiness and emits that glow which pulls us toward that person, the same way a magnetic field pulls a metal object closer to the magnet.
For years now I've been experiencing first hand the benefits honey, bee pollen, propolis and other natural products are providing us. Bee pollen have pleasant taste and most of the people like it. I, personally, take bee pollen every morning with a glass of unsweetened juice. I slowly chew the granules before I swallow them. Usually, I add several drops of propolis in the juice, since I am not fan of the propolis' taste. Whether you are taking capsules, granules or tablets, always follow label directions for amounts to take.
During the years of research that I spent, I found variety of remedies used from people from ancient times to heal and rejuvenate their bodies. In this post you will find very interesting remedies with honey and bee pollen.
Resveratrol - news report
To learn more about resveratrol - the age-defying and health promoting nutrient watch this video. Really amazing!
Old Time Remedies with Propolis
Propolis has been used as a powerful healer for hundreds of centuries. Hippocrates -considered the father of medicine - used to prescribe the use of propolis to help heal sores and ulcers. Trough out the ages, propolis has been used for prevention and healing of wide spectrum of conditions and here I will present you with a collection of old time remedies that are as effective today as they once were. Let's take a peek in the past.
Sore Throat: Put a lump of propolis in your mouth and let it melt. As you swallow the propolis rich saliva, your throat is getting disinfected in this antibiotic bath.The juice is bitter, but it reduces the swelling and usually the infection clears overnight.
The healing and therapeutic properties of propolis are attributed to its rich concentration of bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are nutrients that enhance the effectiveness of vitamin C. They are recognized as vital to build the immune system to fight disease. In medical circles they are often referred to as vitamin P. Clinical reports show that bioflavonoids are effective in wide range of conditions such as high blood pressure, miscarriages, respiratory infections, cirrhosis of the liver, etc. And propolis is really rich in this all-healing nutrient. But how does it work?