As you learned from an earlier article, I want to tell you more about this remarkable immune system food substance made naturally by the bees to protect their hive from invaders.
What other alternative therapy brings together such a phenomenal array of curative properties to be found in propolis also known as ‘bee food’ including ant-fungal antibacterial, anti-inflammatory antibiotic, antacid and ant-tumor.
The Russians have probably carried out most of the research at the Kazan Veterinary Institute in 1947 to discover naming a company the amazing properties that this substance embodies. So much so that bee food came to be known as ‘Russian Penicillin’ prior to this date it was applied to slow healing wounds during the Boer War and again during the Second World War in Russia.
Reports in the use of this incredible substance have become legendary. Dr. Bernard Jenson Ph.D. visited the Caucasus people in Russia he found that in his own words” All the oldest men in the area were and had been beekeepers and used raw honey AND hive scrapings which contained bee food as regular part of their diet.” He interviewed one of the beekeepers Shirali Mislimov who was reported to be 157 years old. It is a known fact that the incidence of Cancer in beekeepers is reported to be ONLY one in a thousand.
Unlike antibiotics, we can take it daily as an immune system food to strengthen our immunity to a vast array of illnesses without the destructive side effects, and is available from all good health food stores.
With a fortified immune system we can keep ourselves healthy in even the most virus and germ infected environments. There are thousands of testimonials from people who used to come down with colds and flu every year. Since taking this immune stimulant they have breezed through the colds and flu season without a sneeze, ache, sore throat or sniffle. Medical researchers, for whom modern synthetic drugs were once a Holy Grail, have tried to determine why substance produced by bees is able to treat not only immune disorders but also a vast array of other medical conditions.
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland have attempted to isolate its various chemical properties in the hopes of finding one active component that is responsible for its effects.
Because it has more than 150 chemical properties and because these components also depend on the botanical source, it is difficult to analyze. Nevertheless, researchers have found that no one component is responsible for its curative effects. In fact, when the chemical structures of are isolated, they do not work effectively. Rather, it combines all of its properties to create a synergistic effect.
Colds and Coughs
In 1989 Polish researchers gauged the effect of this substance on groups with the common cold. The group treated with ithad the infection for a shorter period with complete recovery within 3 days. The untreated group took 5 days to recover. Researchers into its use showed that it is more effective as a prophylactic i.e. as an immune system food to prevent rather than cure. The old adage ‘prevention is better than cure’ rings true.