Propolis therapy or therapy that combines propolis with medications has been considerably effective in healing inflammation of nasal cavity, throat, sinusitis, inflammation of the vocal cords, bronchitis and pulmonary tuberculosis.
A clinical study of patients suffering from mild to medium asthma has shown that propolis reduces the frequency of seizures at night and considerably improves the ventilatory lung functions.
Tests on animals have proved that propolis prevents forming of bronchial and alveolar cell carcinoma. Propolis treatment or treatment that combines propolis with cytostatics prevents metastasizing to the lungs. Research at Ruđer Bošković Institute has proved that NATIVE PROPOLIS protects the lungs from damage caused by free radicals and oxidative stress and prevents forming of lung cancer because it markedly strengthens the gene the lack of which leads to appearance of tumour. Furthermore, the research showed that NATIVE PROPOLIS stops the growth and kills the tumour cells.
Therefore, it is important to protect the lungs with propolis when inhaling increased quantities of oxygen (hyperbaric oxygen therapy, diving, increased physical exertion – athletes), working in polluted atmosphere (smog, chemical solvents, smoking), when suffering from pulmonary diseases and when at risk for possible hereditary pulmonary diseases.Impact of Propolis on the Human Body - All