Video regarding production and effect of the Green Brazilian Propolis>
Propolis is a resinous substance, which bees collect from flowers and floral
buttons, buds, barks of trees, especially from elms, and is used as a type of
cement in the construction of the beehive. With the Propolis, the bees close off
small openings and cracks in the hive, welding honeycombs, as well as sealing
off the hive from cold winds, and preventing the entrance of its natural enemies
(fungus and bacteria). Propolis is thus the raw material used in the
construction of bee's community.
In the temperate climates of Europe and North America, propolis production is
very small and poplars are the main source of resin for the bees. In Brazil,
with its diverse climate, plants and types of bees, several types, colors and
qualities of Propolis are produced and classified as some of the best in
the world, much appreciated in many countries in the far East.
Until now, over 200 chemical compounds have already been identified in the
Brazilian Propolis including flavonoids, terpenoids, aldehydes, aromatic acids,
aliphatic alcohols and ethers, amino acids, sugars etc. These
compounds permit various physiological activities already proved scientifically.
Brazilian propolis is quite different from others produced all over the world.
There are two main reasons for this. The first one is the type of bees. In
Brazil we work with the Africanized Honey Bee (apis melifera scutelata).
This special kind of bees has a different way to collect propolis in the plants.
If there are 2 types of bees in an area, Africanized Honey Bees and European
Honey Bees, they will produce different kinds of propolis.
The second reason is the bio diversity of Brazilian flora. In North Hemisphere
propolis is produced mainly by 2 types of plants. In Brazil, Propolis is found in more than 300 different types of plants.
Researches made in Brazil and mainly in Japan show that the Green Type Propolis
produced in some areas of Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais States in Brazil has the
most contents of phenolic compounds, specially the flavonoids, and some esters
very important to control some diseases, especially Artepillin C.
Uniflora is equipped with
its own laboratory which permits total quality control of the various
types of Propolis, permiting Uniflora to offer a product with a high therapeutic
action, and at various levels of concentration.
Propolis Extract in the
concentrations 30% (Light), 45% (Medium), and 55% (Strong), as well as 60% Brix
Alcohol Free and now the new Wax Free 85 the most concentrated extract in the
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