17/05/2021 0 Comments
Propolis as a natural "disinfectant" in oral hygiene. Propolis or also called bee resin is produced by bees from sticky bud coatings, pollen, wax and glandular secretions and is successfully used to ward off harmful microorganisms due to its highly effective ingredients.
Propolis - a valuable product of our honey bee
Bee resin or propolis is a waxy, resinous, sticky mass produced by honey bees, which consists mainly of the sticky coatings of the bud scales of some tree species such as poplar, birch, robinia, chestnut, fir. The bees collect these sticky bud coatings and knead them with pollen, glandular secretions and wax to form a sticky, spicy-smelling mass which is then used in thin films to fix and cement the combs and crevices.
In addition to its repair function, this putty resin also has antibacterial and antifungal properties that serve as a kind of natural "disinfectant" to ward off harmful microorganisms.
Natural active ingredients
Propolis is a yellowish, gray or reddish-brown mass with a spicy-balsamic odor due to its content. Its main components are
- resin (up to 55%),
- polysaccharides (up to 20%),
- fatty acids (up to 5%),
- essential oils (up to 8%) and
- the other components such as organ. Material of vegetable or animal origin.
Propolis is a natural multicomponent mixture consisting of various flavonoids, phenolic substances, di- and triterpenes, pollen, essential oils and resinous components.
Propolis extract applications
Tinctures or propolis extracts are used in many ways due to its antimicrobial, antifungal and healing as well as pain-relieving properties, especially in the case of mucous membrane inflammations and in dental hygiene.
In addition, propolis strengthens and reinforces the gums and gum line in case of tendency to bleeding gums and maintains the gingiva FIT / GingiFIT.