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Alternative Names

Acide de Cire d'Abeille, Bee Glue, Baume de Propolis, Beeswax Acid, Bee Propolis, Cire de Propolis, Cire d'Abeille Synthétique, Colle d'Abeille, Hive Dross, Propóleos, Pénicilline Russe, Propolis Cera, Propolis Balsam, Propolis Resin, Propolis d'Abeille, Propolis Wax, Russian Penicillin, Résine de Propolis, Synthetic Beeswax CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Beeswax and Apitherapy

Scientific Name

Bee Propolis

Why Do People Use Bee Propolis?

For oral purposes, bee propolis powder is utilized to treat fungal and bacterial infections, for the cure of common cold, canker sores, HIV/AIDS, swine flue and to improve immune status. Propolis is likewise used for the management of protozoal infections, tuberculosis and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. It is additionally used for treating the disturbance of gastrointestinal tract and mitigating Helicobacter pylori infection in peptic ulcer disease. Bee propolis is additionally used as an anti-inflammatory agent and as an antioxidant. Topical form of bee propolis powder is also utilized for genital herpes, wound cleansing, as a mouth rinse to enhance healing following oral surgery, cold sores and for the treatment of low category burns. For manufacturing purpose, it is utilized as a cosmetic ingredient.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely Safe - The oral intake of bee propolis powder is likely safe provided it is used for appropriate durations and in appropriate doses. Propolis has been securely utilized topically and orally in a number of clinical trials. For Breastfeeding and Pregnant Females - Avoid using.

How Effective Is Bee Propolis?

Herpes Labialis - Some clinical examinations have demonstrated that applying a particular 3% propolis balm (Coldsore-FX by Afexa or Herstat), five times every day as soon as the start of herpes labialis symptoms may lessen the duration and pain associated with these sores by 3-4 days. Herpes Simplex Infection Type 2 (HSV-2) - Clinical trials have demonstrated that applying a 3% propolis ointment (Coldsore-FX by Afexa or Herstat) particularly enhances recurrent genital lesions healing caused by type 2 herpes simplex (HSV-2). Sulcoplasty - Propolis mouth wash after sulcoplasty appears to decrease inflammation and pain and improve healing. Insufficient and reliable information to rate following Canker Sores - Taking bee propolis powder 500 mg orally every day could decreases canker sores outbreaks as compared to placebo in patients with repetitive canker sores. Common Cold - Propolis may be useful for the treatment of common cold. It may also diminish the cold symptoms duration up to 2.5 times as compared to patient suffering from rhinovirus infections who are treated with placebo. Minor Burns - Bee propolis may help treat low level buns when applied topically. Propolis skin cream is more effective as compared to silver sulfadiazine in preventing many infections. It may be more productive in healing and re-epithelization of small second degree burns.

How Bee Propolis Works?

Propolis is a resinous material derived from conifer and poplar buds. Bees use it for keeping up their hives. Harvesting the pure product itself is difficult since most of the propolis is in-cooperated into the beehives. Therefore, a number of propolis products are often contaminated with the by-products of beehives. Therapeutic usage of propolis powder is believed to have antibacterial, antiviral and antimycotic effects. Propolis consists of flavonoids including galangin, pinocembrin, pinobanksin-3-acetate and pinobanksin that are responsible for it antimicrobial impacts. Extract of bee propolis, containing ingredients like galangin and pinocembrin, has been demonstrated to inhibit the development and activity of enzyme of Streptococcus mutans and related organism that may be responsible for the development of dental caries. Bee propolis powder additionally appears to have in vitro activity against a number of bacteria responsible for periodontal infections like Fusobacterium nucleatum, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitansand and Prevotella intermedia. In vitro analysis has shown that constituents of propolis may have activity against type 1 herpes simplex (HSV-1), which causes cold sores. Bee propolis is additionally thought to have activity against type 2 herpes simplex (HSV-2), which is the reason for genital herpes. Bee propolis may have anti-inflammatory properties due to its ability to inhibit the synthesis of arachidonic acid leukotriene products. Topically applied propolis appears to help quicken epithelial repair. Bee propolis additionally contains caffeic acid phenethyl esters (CAPE), which may act as a chemoprotective agent.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Bee Propolis?

Orally, bee propolis powder can result in acute oral mucositis and allergic side effects. Patients allergic to bee products or bees may also have to suffer allergic side effects. One case report has linked the use of propolis with acute renal failure. In that report, a 59 year old man with cholangiocarcinoma developed acute renal failure requiring hemodialysis after taking a Brazilian preparation of propolis 5 ml three times every day for two weeks. Renal capacity came back to normal when the use of bee propolis was suspended. The symptoms of renal failure resurfaced once the patient restarted taking bee propolis powder again. The symptoms again diminished once the preparation was given up. This case report may therefore suggest that propolis can cause acute failure of kidneys. However, that product was not screened for contaminants, but that patient’s family members utilized the same product without clear side effects. Products containing propolis, including some beauty products, can result in eczematous contact dermatitis.

How Bee Propolis Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Bee Propolis Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Bee Propolis Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Bee Propolis Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Bee Propolis Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Asthma - Its use should be avoided during asthma as sources suggest that bee hive by-products may worsen asthma symptoms. Hypersensitivity - People showing sensitivity to bee by-products like conifers, honey, Peru balsam, poplars and salicylates should avoid the use of bee propolis powder.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Bee Propolis?

ORAL Daily dosage of 500mg every day has been used for canker sores. TOPICAL For herpes labialis (cold sores), a particular 3% propolis ointment (Coldsore-FX or Herstat by Afexa) applied at the first indication of cold sores five times every day until relieve of symptoms, has been utilized. As a mouth rinse after sulcoplasty, a 5% fluid liquor solution of propolis is usually utilized.


The use of bee propolis goes back to 350 B.C- the time of Aristotle. Greeks have utilized propolis for abscesses. Egyptians have utilized it for preservation whereas Assyrians have utilized it for healing tumors and wounds.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Bee Propolis Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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