為甚麼要吃巴西蜂膠?綠蜂膠與普通蜂膠的不同之處?

Why should you eat Brazilian Propolis? What is the difference between green propolis and ordinary propolis?

Propolis, the English name is "Propolis", is not a food or nutritional supplement for bees, but a medicine used by bees themselves for anti-inflammatory, anti-toxic and health care. It is a gel-like substance that is collected by bees from glue-derived plants and mixed with the secretions of their palate glands and wax glands. After repeated processing by bees, it is applied to the entrance and inner wall of the hive to maintain the sterility of the hive .

There are many countries in the world that produce Brazilian propolis, such as China, Indonesia, Australia and other places, but the most respected internationally is Brazilian propolis . Whether it is against diabetes or various types of inflammation , the effect of Brazilian propolis is recognized to be superior.

The unique advantage of Brazilian propolis comes from Brazil's unique bee species - the Brazilian "killer bee". The terpene content of the propolis it produces is several times higher than that of Chinese propolis - which is the natural nemesis of diabetes, inflammation and cancer. !

Experts reveal why Brazilian propolis is best?

There is a saying in the propolis industry that "Look to Brazil for the world's propolis ." The primeval forest of the Brazilian Amazon, known as the "Treasure House of Plants in the World," is the root of why Brazilian propolis is superior to other propolis.

The primeval forests of the Brazilian Amazon belong to tropical and subtropical climates where pathogenic bacteria are most likely to breed. The natural antibiotics produced by local plants far exceed those of plants in temperate and cold zones. In order to protect the hives from various pathogens and enemies, local bee species must also produce propolis with strong bactericidal power to protect the hives and themselves. Therefore, compared with propolis from other parts of the world, Brazilian propolis not only contains more terpenes, phenols, polysaccharides and flavonoids, but also has stronger immune and antibacterial functions.

Local Africanized killer bees

In 1956, the research laboratory of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil introduced 35 African killer bees. They have strong breeding and collection abilities, but have a ferocious personality. The researchers wanted to domesticate them into prolific bees adapted to the Brazilian environment, but 26 of them accidentally escaped.

After the escaped African killer bees mated with local Brazilian bees, Brazilian "killer bees" were born, which have stronger abilities to kill enemies, survive, and collect. Therefore, the propolis produced by Brazilian killer bees has extremely strong sterilizing ability, far exceeding that of ordinary bees.

Brazil’s unique “Bacchus tree”

The Bacchus tree, unique to Brazil, grows in the harsh rainforest and produces a special compound to resist the gnawing of insects, ants and herbivores. This compound has powerful antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and repairing effects . It is often used by local people to smear wounds and treat insect bites, so it is called the "miraculous healing tree". Research has found that the special compound secreted by the miracle tree contains the natural immune agent aspirin C. Brazilian killer bees collect the gum secreted by the "miraculous healing tree" and then dissolve it with the secretions of their upper jaw glands to make propolis. Applying it to the hive can prevent the invasion of man-eating ants and various mosquitoes in the virgin forest.

The difference between green propolis and ordinary propolis

The composition and efficacy of propolis vary greatly depending on the origin of the raw materials, vegetation and bee species. Among the three categories of propolis (green, brown, and black), green propolis is the best, and green propolis is a unique type of propolis in Brazil . It is highly praised by scientists for its unique therapeutic properties, especially its immune system regulation and antibacterial effects, which bring endless benefits to humans and are called "a gift from God" by scientists.

Because green propolis is only produced in Brazil, many people confuse Brazilian propolis with green propolis. In fact, they are not the same product. Brazil also produces other types of propolis.

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