Posted 11/8/2011 9:24 PM (GMT -6)
Out of curiosity I looked up the other ingredients that were listed on the bottle of Twinlabs Bee Propolis (liquid form) and found this. I thought you might be interested...
Golden Seal Root Extract - Made from the root of a small woodland plant of eastern North America, goldenseal root extract is often taken to ward off a cold or the flu. In addition, goldenseal extract is useful in fighting infections of the mouth, throat and sinus cavities.
Marshmallow Root Extract – Marshmallow root is often used for digestive and respiratory problems. Marshmallow root soothes dry or irritated mucus membranes by coating and lubricating the surface. It has a general tonic effect on the immune system, stimulating it to consume and destroy bacteria and other foreign agents. Internal uses: Gastritis, peptic ulcer, colitis, enteritis, indigestion, and mouth inflammations are well treated by marshmallow root. It is also ideal for dry coughs due to irritation.
Licorice Root Extract - Licorice root comes from a flowering plant called Glycyrrhiza glabra that grows in Europe, Asia and the Middle East. It has been used as a medicinal herb for thousands of years. The herb is sold as powdered and cut root, is available in capsule and tablet form, and is used in tinctures, teas and topical gels. Licorice root has a number of culinary and medical applications and has been traditionally used as a treatment for asthma and coughing. It was valued as an effective demulcent and expectorant, and was used to coat and soothe sore throats and help rid the body of mucus and phlegm. It is also a remedy for canker sores, indigestion and possibly for peptic ulcers.
Garlic Bulb Extract - Today garlic is a widely recognized health enhancing supplement. Garlic promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic's most potent health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body's immune cell activity. The active component in garlic is the sulfur compound called allicin. Allicin is the chemical produced when garlic is chopped, chewed, or bruised. Allicin is quite powerful as an antibiotic and a potent agent that helps the body to inhibit the ability of germs to grow and reproduce. Garlic is known to support natural killer cells. Strong activity of these key cells promotes healthy immune system function, and strengthens the body's defenses.
Black Walnut Leaf Extract - Black walnut extract is a reliable treatment for gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea and indigestion.
Echinacea Root Extract – Echinacea Purpurea (and other varieties of the plant) has long been used by Native Americans and Europeans as a booster of the immune system, potent preventer of colds and flu, and fighter of infections such as bronchitis, all in one.
Myrrh Gum Resin Extract - In the past, myrrh was used by many cultures for treatment of infected wounds and digestive and bronchial complaints for over a thousand years. Myrrh has extremely high antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. It was used to clean wounds and to prevent infection. It was also used to prevent the spread of gangrene in already infected parts of the body.
Cayenne Fruit Extract - considered helpful for various conditions of the gastrointestinal tract, including stomachaches, cramping pains, and gas.