Propolis Tincture is made using pure, clear, food grade grain alcohol to extract the resin, which we filter and concentrate into a 50% extra strength solution of pure Cheshire propolis. The extraction is done at a constant 40’C so that none of the active components are damaged and most of the nutrients from the soluble parts of the propolis such as resins, balms, essential oils and phenols are dissolved. This preparation in alcohol is highly bio-available, enabling fast absorption by the body.
Propolis is a resinous mixture collected from secretions of plant buds and the sap of trees by honey bees. Propolis is renowned for its potent anti-microbial and anti-viral properties and it has been used for thousands of years to support immune health and as a natural antioxidant. Its natural antiseptic properties also make it popular for sore throats and gum issues.
All our propolis is harvested from food grade propolis traps and is treated with the same high hygienic standards as our other food products.
Although many people use propolis tincture topically for minor cuts or abrasions, burns, fungal infections, herpes and acne, unfortunately we cannot sanction this as we do not hold a cosmetics license for this product due to the costs incurred in obtaining one. We can however recommend it as a food supplement! Ethanol is the best solvent for extracting most of the bioactive substances of propolis, however it can sting on cuts and dry out the skin. Polypropylene can dissolve less propolis,but is still highly antioxidant and more suitable for skin protection.
Raw Cheshire propolis in pure 100% ethyl alcohol.
How to use:
Take 3-8 drops in liquid (water, tea, fruit juice) or on a small piece of bread. Repeat up to 3 times per day as required. May be used as a gargle when diluted. For internal use only.
- Propolis can stain both clothes and skin.
- Do not use if you have an allergy to honey or other bee products. Please test out a drop or two at first. Discontinue if an allergic reaction occurs.
- Some people may not like the powerful taste of propolis.
- Keep out of reach of small children.
- Gluten and lactose free. Suitable for vegetarians.
- Store in a cool place, not in direct sunlight.