Bees transform the nectar collected from nature into nutrients by enzyme. Scientists have determined that propolis, which bees produce to protect their hives from bacteria and diseases, also has protective properties for humans. So what is propolis, how and how much should it be consumed? Ahmet Bağran Aksoy, Chairman of the Board of Etabal, a 35-year-old producer of honey and bee products, has answered all these questions about propolis.
In today’s food industry, where we encounter intense additives in almost every food we throw away, our search for naturalness is increasing. The benefits of every nutrient that comes from nature and preserves its purity for our body has become more evident in the days we passed a major health test. Stating that propolis is a very important source of food for people, 35-year-old honey and bee products producer Ahmet Bağran Aksoy talked about propolis, one of the greatest gifts that nature offers to people.
What is propolis and how is it created?
Underlining the vital importance of propolis in the life of the bee colony, Ahmet Bağran Aksoy shared the following information: “Propolis is a sticky, resinous substance. Honey bees bring the materials they collect from different plants to their hive and process it into propolis. Bees use propolis to protect the hive from external factors, microorganisms and other pests.”
Important benefits of propolis…
Ahmet Bağran Aksoy lists the important benefits of propolis as follows:
It supports the immune system.
It is used to protect against colds.
It is used to increase body resistance.
It has cell regenerative properties.
Touching on how to use propolis, Ahmet Bağran Aksoy said that mixing a teaspoon of natural raw honey with half a teaspoon of powder propolis thoroughly and consuming it on an empty stomach in the morning will significantly contribute to the body in every sense.