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A resinous substance used by bees to seal holes in their hives. It seems to have powerful antibiotic properties that prevent infection. Research was carried out on this "bee-glue" in Denmark, during the 1970"s and 80"s, by Dr. K.Lund Aagard. Aagard became intrigued when he treated his own severely sore throat by gargling one day with a mixture of hot water and propolis, the swallowing the rest before going to bed that night. The following morning he was completely better.

After his own research a French researcher, Dr. Remy Chauvin, wrote " Propolis works by raising the body"s natural resistance to infection through stimulating one"s own immune system . . . while conventional antibiotics destroy vitamins and benevolent gut flora, propolis supplies added amounts of vitamins and all essential minerals, including iron, calcium, aluminium, manganese and silicon".

I "Bee Propolis", by James Fearnley (

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