Pharmacist - Formulist
Expert in phytotherapy
Who is it?
What better way to defend the body of dogs than a herbal superhero whose name means "defender of the city"? The term propolis derives in fact from the union of two Greek terms: pro "in front", and therefore a defense, and polis, which means "city". Its genesis is precisely linked to this function and it was the bees who shaped it to perform this defensive task. Taking the necessary from the buds and bark of different trees, the bees processed what they collected with some enzymes, creating this resinous and viscous substance, which they used to seal the interstices of the hive and its entrance.
Therefore, being composed of different elements of plants, propolis falls by right among the phytotherapeutic superheroes.
The work of the bees, designed to erect the walls to defend their hives, is due to the desire to keep unwanted guests such as bacteria and viruses outside. Propolis performs precisely this function, thanks to its bactericidal properties, disinfecting the parts of the hive, in particular where the queen bee lays its eggs.
So why not exploit these defensive skills also in favor of dogs?
Propolis does not have great antibiotic power, but its strength is still good and without side effects. Its action is in fact immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, its antibacterial and bacteriostatic properties (prevents the replication of bacteria) and also acts against fungi and certain types of viruses, thus making it a valuable ally especially for disorders of the mouth and airways. superior.
Where to find it
Propolis rests in our FORZA10 Oral Active , ready to devote itself to dogs with sweetness but, at the same time, determined to defend them firmly.
Like other herbal superheroes, propolis has often been snubbed and its superpowers neglected. Those who cultivated it considered it a nuisance, an obstacle to the extraction of honey, ignoring that precisely that obstacle, as such, constituted an important resource.
However, this was not always the case, and some ancient populations saw its potential. In fact, the Incas used it, as did the Egyptians, who exploited it with other substances to mummify bodies on their journey to the afterlife and to heal wounds, thanks to its healing effect.
The master luthiers, on the other hand, including the famous Antonio Stradivari, used propolis as a paint for musical instruments.