The Bees Know It, Why Don't We?
Propolis is used by the bees after they add beeswax and resin that forms a glue that they then use to seal the openings in their hive against bacteria and viruses. It's their natural antibiotic which protects the health of the hive. The bees collect the source of the propolis from the buds of trees and shrubs. You and I can also use Propolis as a natural antibiotic.
Science has now proven it's a natural antimicrobial. It can protect our bodies from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. I just met a young man who had a staph infection on his leg that was spreading by the day, and nothing medically could contain the infection. After taking 100 mg to 200 mg of a special Propolis each day, within a week it killed the infection.
There are several other studies on this special Propolis that you can read if you Google, Propolis GH2002. It can also be used to heal cold sores and fever blisters when used in a lip cream. Work is now being done in Germany that is promising for the treatment of shingles. Nature has the answer!