Wednesday, February 09, 2011

New Propolis Extract Dissolves in Water, Retains Healing Properties

Bradford University Research Harnesses the Healing Powers of Honey Bee ResinTelegraph & Argus, 2/7/2011

Researchers at the University of Bradford have developed a way of harnessing the healing powers of propolis – a mixture of resin and wax made by honey bees.

The benefits of propolis in medicine and food supplements has been known for many years, but its use has been limited because the sticky substance is not water soluble and has a strong smell which is off-putting.

Now the university’s Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science has developed a way of purifying propolis that retains its medicinal properties, but makes it dissolve in water and gets rid of its pungent smell…

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