The effect of propolis on brain cells had been unknown in professional literature. Tests conducted by the Ruđer Bošković Institute have shown that the NATIVE PROPOLIS could protect the brain from damage and atrophy of nerve cells,
particularly in cases of nervous system diseases (Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, diabetic neuropathy, neuritis, brain atherosclerosis, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, ischaemic-reperfusion brain injury, aging, etc.), because it:
-prevents the brain oxidative stress,
-increases antioxidative defence of the brain tissue,
-neutralizes free radicals in the brain,
-markedly strengthens the gene with a weakened function apparently linked to the damage of nerve cells and an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease,
-repairs the free-radicals induced DNA damage,
-strengthens the gene that aids transmission of nerve impulses
-stimulates the DNA replication in the brain.
In cases of brain tumour (glioma) it stimulates the organism to produce the drug by itself (immunosuppression therapy).
It has been proved that, in cases of brain stroke, propolis in synergy with the bee pollen (NATIVE PROPOLIS) increases the blood supply of the brain and facilitates the more rapid recovery of disrupted and lost functions.