Propolis

Propolis

Propolis is the resinous mixture that honey bees gather from poplar tree exudates. Propolis contains a diverse array of bioflavonoids that varies depending on its geographic location.

New Zealand propolis is known to be very high in CAPE (caffeic acid phenethyl ester), a compound being studied around the world for a number of medical conditions. New research is published regularly, some of which is included below.


New Zealand propolis is a "European" type propolis obtained by honey bees mainly from exudates of poplar. European type propolis is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties and this activity has been attributed to some of the main constituents such as chrysin and CAPE (caffeic acid phenethyl ester). more...
In this work we present results of a bioactivity-guided fractionation study of BIO30™ New Zealand Propolis, using DLD-1 colon adenocarcinoma cells and LPS-induced inflammation in neutrophils as a first indication of beneficial gastrointestinal health potential. more...
An over-the-counter natural remedy derived from honeybee hives arrests the growth of prostate cancer cells and tumors in mice, according to a new paper from researchers at the University of Chicago Medicine. more...
Here a series of anti-PAK1 products shall be introduced, which would be potentially useful for the life-long treatment of NF patients in the future. These include a CAPE (caffeic acid phenethyl ester)-based propolis extract called Bio 30 from NZ (New Zealand). more...
Here it is demonstrated that Bio 30, a CAPE-rich water-miscible extract of New Zealand (NZ) propolis suppressed completely the growth of a human NF1 cancer called MPNST (malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor) and caused an almost complete regression of human NF2 tumor (Schwannoma), both grafted in nude mice. more...
CAPE is an active constituent of propolis which is widely used in traditional medicine. more...