Propolis is a natural bee product that honeybees collect from the leaves, buds, and stems of the plants. Honeybees use propolis to destroy microbes in the hive to ensure sterilization. In scientific studies, it has been reported that it has supportive effects on human health due to its nutrients, particularly extremely high amounts of polyphenols.
Anatolian Propolis from the pristine Anatolian Mountains contains at least 15 different phenolic and flavonoid components. These components are caffeic acid phenethyl ester, caffeic acid, quercetin, galangin, chlorogenic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, hydroxytyrosol, coumaric acid, apigenin, chrysin, and pinocembrin. Anatolian propolis shows great antioxidant activity and therefore supports our immune system. Many Scientific studies showed the use of Anatolian propolis as a supplement in respiratory health problems, urinary system infections, gastrointestinal problems, skin problems, wounds, burns, diabetes, and finally, coronavirus. Similar studies on natural bee products increase day by day. In a recently published article, the effect of Anatolian propolis and Anatolian bee pollen on infections and transmission of coronavirus was researched.
In the scientific research conducted in 2021, the effect of regular Anatolian propolis consumption in healthcare workers with a high risk of COVID-19 virus transmission were evaluated. This study, which involved 209 health workers (doctors, nurses, and medical secretaries), lasted for one month, and the participants were given 20 drops of Anatolian propolis twice a day. As a result of the study, it was determined that the use of Anatolian propolis showed 98% protection.
Source: Ozlem Bilir, Enes Guler and Abdullah Osman Kocak et al. Evaluation of the Effect of Anatolian Propolis on Covid-19 in Healthcare Professionals. ScienceOpen Preprints. DOI: 10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPZR1OD.v1