Anesthetic/Analgesic: For topical use in wounds, burns and especially in oral ulcers.
Anti-allergic: Flavonoids of propolis block the allergic reaction by inhibiting the action of acid-lysing cells. However, about one in a thousand people is allergic to propolis.
Antibiotics and Antifungal, Antiviral and Immunostimulant: Also known as Russian penicillin, propolis has actions that are not limited to bacteria, but it also combats fungi and even viruses. Propolis has been tested with great success in fighting animal and human viruses. Other studies show that it activates the immune system that produces more antibodies.
Anti-inflammatory: In a survey conducted among propolis consumers in 1995, nearly 70% used it for problems with inflammation (arthritis, rheumatism and muscular aches, asthma, bronchitis, eczema and psoriasis).
Antioxidants: Propolis neutralizes free radicals destroying cells and DNA structure causing cell death, aging and carcinogenesis. The antioxidant activity of propolis is much greater than vitamin E.
Anti-cancer: Many studies have been done to show that propolis has anti-cancer activity. It is considered that the anti-cancer activity of propolis is both preventative and therapeutic.
Antidiabetic: It seems that propolis can control blood glucose and regulate glucose and blood lipid metabolism, leading to a reduction in lipid peroxidation and neutralization of free radicals in rats with diabetes.