Bee propolis is the resinous mixture produced by honey bees that combine beeswax, their own saliva and exuded substances collected from sap flows and tree buds.
The color of bee propolis is usually dark brown. Bees use it more as a sealing agent to cover gaps and cracks in their hives to ward off lizards and snakes.
The substance dates back to 350 B.C and the ancient Egyptians used it in their mummification processes. Assyrians and Greeks too used it to heal wounds and tumors.
Bee propolis is a less-known superfood that actually has so many medicinal and healing properties. Let’s have a look at some of the beauty benefits of bee propolis for hair, skin, nails and more!
1. Heals wounds
Bee propolis heals open wounds faster through quicker cell regeneration because of its strong anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulation properties.
When consumed internally, it increases the production of minerals like silica, which builds skin cells in the body.