Propolis (bee glue) is one of the most valuable bee products, being complex multi-component substance having both organic and mineral compounds. Chemical composition of propolis reflects vegetative nature with animal origin substances nix.
Propolis is tar substances processing product, vegetative origin, greenish or brownish color, sometimes with reddish or yellowish tint.
Propolis contains 50% tar-like components, 30% wax, 10% ether and aroma oils, 5% pollen, 5% other substances. Propolis composition provides for minerals and trace elements: aluminum, vanadium, calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, zinc, iron, manganese, phosphorus, copper, sulfur, tin, cobalt, chromium, silicon, nickel, antimony, strontium, titanium, fluorine, and selenium, B group vitamins, A, C, E, H and P vitamins, flavonoids and various enzymes.
Propolis has antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, regenerating, soothing, antioxidant, anesthetic, healing, bactericidal, bacterioscopic, antifungal, antimicrobial, epithelium-forming properties.