Does Bee Propolis help to Prevent Getting The CoronaVirus?
It is a crazy time in the world right now and good information is gold.
let me just say this is a bad situation with this virus,
1. Very important, keep your hands off your face. We do this without thinking it is natural.
2. The virus will stay alive longer on metal than materials. But just keep in mind what ever you touch KEEP YOU HANDS OFF YOUR FACE PERIOD.
3. If you can find it hand sanitizer, small bottle is good to carry. The higher the alcohol can tent the better. But washing with soap and water is still better.
4. They say masks are ineffective, true but if you have a mask and do have the virus. It is less likely to spread it with a mask on. I Also think if you have a mask on it would help stop you from touching your nose and mouth.
What about Bee Proplis?
Propolis is a resin-like material made by bees from the buds of poplar and cone-bearing trees. Propolis is rarely available in its pure form. It is usually obtained from beehives and contains bee products. Bees use propolis to build their hives.
Propolis is used for swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis). It is also used for burns, canker sores, diabetes, genital herpes, cold sores, and other conditions, but there is not a lot of scientific evidence to support these uses.
Propolis Study on Fighting Coronavirus
Propolis seems to have activity against bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It might also have anti-inflammatory effects and help skin heal. Studies have shown the following.
The ethanolic extract of propolis
repressed the growth of all microorganisms, including fungi and bacteria. Propolis is greatly
effective against gram-positive bacteria for instance; Staphylococcus epidermidis, Staphylococcus
aureus, S. sonnei, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa when compared with honey. Antibacterial
activity is due to esters, aromatic acids, and flavonoids present in resins. Similarly, dimethylsulphoxide and GEEP are active against Trypanosoma cruzi and lethal to Trichomonas vaginalis.
Antifungal and antibacterial activities of acetone and dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) extracts of 45
different propolis samples varied depending on dosage of propolis and the extraction solvents for
all tested propolis samples. Propolis (bee glue) was found to have antibacterial activity against a
range of frequently encountered cocci and gram-positive rods including the human tubercle
bacillus, but only limited activity against gram-negative bacilli.
Antimicrobial activity of propolis against various pathogenic microorganisms
Bacillus cereus, Bacillus mesentericus, Corynebacterium spp., Corynebacterium implexia, Diplococcus
pneumonae, Enterococcus spp., Mycobacteria sp., Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Staphylococcus aureus,
Streptococcus: critecus epidermis faecalis mutans, pyogenes, viridans, sobrinus,
Gram negative bacteria
Branhamella catarrhalis, E. coli, Helicobacter pylori, Klebsiella ozaemae, Proteus vulgaris, Pseudomonas
aeruginosa, Salmonella: choleraesuis, imple, enteritidis, exneri, gallinarum, pullorum, paratyphi-A,
paratyphi-B, typh;I Shigella: dysinteriae, sonnei
Aspergilus sp., Candida: albicans, guiliermondi, parapsilosis, tropicalis; Cryptococcus sp., Cryptococcus
neoformans, Histoplasma encapsulatum, Madurella mycetomi, Microsporum: audoinini, canis, cepleo,
distortum, ferrugeneum, gypseum; Piedra hortae, Phialophora jeanselmei, Saccharomyces sp.,
Trichophyton: sp., mentagrophytes, rubrum, Trichosporon cutaneum
Adenovirus, Coronavirus, Herpesimplexx, Influenca A and B virus, Newcastle disease virus, Polio virus,
Vaccinia, Rotavirus; Vesicular Stomatitis Virus, Coronar virus