Can propolis cure cancer?Asked by: Florencio Senger DVM
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Propolis is thought to be effective against cancer, diabetes, heart disease, infections, and inflammation. However, anticancer effects have not been confirmed in humans.View full answer
Simply so, What can propolis cure?
Bees use propolis to build their hives. Propolis is used for diabetes, cold sores, and swelling (inflammation) and sores inside the mouth (oral mucositis). It is also used for burns, canker sores, genital herpes, and other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
Secondly, Can breast cancer take propolis?. Moreover, a clinical study confirmed that propolis can effectively prevent oral mucositis in patients with breast cancer, who received doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide (chemotherapy).
Additionally, Is bee pollen good for cancer?
Bee pollen may have applications for treating and preventing cancers, which occur when cells proliferate abnormally. Test-tube studies have found bee pollen extracts to inhibit tumor growth and stimulate apoptosis — the programmed death of cells — in prostate, colon and leukemic cancers ( 23 , 24).
Is propolis good for lung cancer?
Results from several studies indicate that propolis, as a natural product, and its components has anti-proliferative and anti-neoplastic properties. In the present study, we showed that Algerian propolis decreased cell viability by exerting a cytotoxic effect on A549 human lung adenocarcinoma cells.
One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth. Another study found that a topical propolis alcoholic extract was more effective than a steroid cream in reducing mast cells in oral surgery wounds.
Side effects of propolis include: Allergic reactions (skin or respiratory symptoms), particularly in people who are allergic to bees or bee products. Irritation and mouth ulcers (lozenges)
Bee pollen appears to be safe for most people, at least when taken for a short term. But if you have pollen allergies, you may get more than you bargained for. Bee pollen can cause a serious allergic reaction -- including shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis.
Studies suggest that there are overlapping health benefits for both bee pollen and honey. This is no surprise, since bee pollen makes up a good amount of honey as a whole.
Because of its naturally high antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, Bee Propolis has been used to support the body's natural defenses with upper respiratory tract infections, skin infections, sore throats and/or other mouth infections, and assist in the healing of minor wounds.
Compounds identified in royal jelly exhibit weak estrogenic activity, but also inhibit binding of estradiol to estrogen receptor beta (4). Women with estrogen-receptor positive breast cancer should avoid products containing royal jelly as they may stimulate the cancer (3).
For use on the skin, apply pure propolis or a skin product that contains propolis as an active ingredient. For use in the mouth, dilute a small amount of propolis in water. Rinse the mouth or gargle the mixture for a while before spitting it out. Many premade products contain propolis as an active ingredient.
Propolis potentiates the host defense system and biological immune response modifiers. A study has shown that in vitro and in vivo supplementation of propolis flavonoids liposome with ovalbumin enhances cellular immune and humoral responses in mice.
Key findings. Propolis is safe and exerts antiviral and immunomodulatory activity; however, clinical trials should investigate its effects on individuals with viral diseases, in combination or not with antiviral drugs or vaccines.
How to use Propolis? Propolis comes in easy to swallow capsule or liquid form. Take internally for general wellbeing, or dilute Propolis liquid into water as a gargle or mouthwash for throat and mouth health. You can also apply Propolis liquid directly to the skin to aid healing.
Despite the health benefits that may be associated with honey, it's high in sugar — which can be detrimental to your health. In fact, studies show that high-sugar diets may be linked to obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance, liver issues, and heart disease ( 23 , 24 ).
How to take bee pollen. Bee pollen is sold as natural granules you can measure out and take by the spoonful. You can also mix it into other foods like granola or yogurt or make smoothies with it. It generally has a bitter taste, although people who take it regularly seem to get used to it.
The verdict is still out on bee pollen, though. One study says that it may help treat seasonal allergies, but it's also worth noting that it can have some seriously dangerous side effects and even cause anaphylaxis. So if you're allergic to bee stings or honey, you should talk to your doctor before trying bee pollen.
Bee pollen is POSSIBLY SAFE for most people when taken by mouth for up to 30 days.
Bee pollen has been called the beef steak of the bee colony and provides more and better nutrition than does the nectar. ... Pollen is rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins. It is particularly rich in vitamin B12 and amino acids, but its remarkable properties are not fully known.
It is also a natural energy enhancer (loaded with B vitamins), giving your body the boost it needs when feeling lethargic (I like to throw a teaspoon in my protein shake before I exercise to feel fully awakened)! Bee pollen even has anti-aging and beauty benefits!
Over 12 months of proper storage, propolis will lose very little or none of its antibacterial activities. Alcohol extracts may be stored even longer.
Due to its anti-inflammatory effects, propolis could promote the growth of cells that contribute to hair growth. ... The studies show that with the application of bee propolis to the scalp, it can help increase the number of hair growth cells, reduce damage to the hair follicle and increase the strength of the hair root.
- Cosmetics. • Lip balm/lipstick. • Lip liner.
- Cough Syrups.
- Food. • Honey.
- Ointments. • Lip protectant. • Cold sore treatment.