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The American Botanical Council (ABC) is passionate about helping people live healthier lives through the responsible use of herbs and medicinal plants. As an independent, nonprofit education organization, ABC is dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information for consumers, healthcare practitioners, researchers, educators, industry and the media.

Please enjoy this information on propolis made available through the generosity of Beehive Botanicals' adoption.


Propolis is a substance made by bees from plant secretions, wax, pollen, and their own enzymes. Bees use it to repair the hive and honeycomb and to protect the hive from contagion. Humans use it for its antiseptic, antiviral, antioxidant, immunomodulatory, and wound-healing effects.

Additional ABC Propolis Resources 

HerbClip reviews

Review Discusses Biological Properties and Therapeutic Actions of Propolis. HC# 091641-565, March 31, 2017.

Disinfection of Dental Cavities with Aloe Vera or Propolis Extract Significantly Reduces the Number of Bacteria within the Cavities. HC# 051522-531, October 30, 2015.

Propolis Found to Have Potential Antimicrobial Activity. HC# 050142-261, July 30, 2004.


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