Honeybees use resin from trees and plants to produce a brownish sticky substance called propolis which is then used to fill small gaps or unwanted open spaces in the bee’s hive. Although bees use propolis as caulk, it also benefits their overall health acting as an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal barrier to pathogens invading the hive.

There is a significant and growing body of mainstream medical research to show that propolis, taken from a beehive, may be beneficial to human health in the relief of a whole range of maladies including cold sores, canker sores, herpes, sore throats, cavities, and eczema amongst many others.