As COVID-19 spreads around the world people ask what they can do to protect themselves from infection.
As we know, development of an effective vaccine will be at least 18 months away so what can we do in the meantime?
Firstly we need to protect and enhance our natural immunity to viruses and one answer may be found in nature in the form of honey bee propolis.
Propolis is a resin like substance produced by bees to protect their hives against diseases like bacteria, fungi and viruses. Bees will cover an intruder in their colony with propolis which prevents the spread of the infection in the hive.
Processors collect the propolis as a by-product of honey collection and dissolve it in alcohol to create a liquid which can be taken by mouth to enhance the immune system.
Here is a research paper showing how effective it is against cancer and influenza virus https://vikaspedia.in/health/health-care-innovations/honey-bee-s-propolis-a-natural-cure-for-cancer-cells-and-viruses