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Propolis - in Pharmacy and Cosmetics, alternative Medicine, holistic therapies and Natural Cosmetics
 
 
 
 
 

Propolis - In Pharmacy And Cosmetics, Alternative Medicine, Holistic Therapies and Natural Cosmetics

As cosmetic industry want to offer low budget products, it is creating now cremes, lotions and fragrances without natural ingredients good for skin care such as beeswax, Propolis and organic herbal oils; cosmetic industry is using poor and cancerogenic compounds instead such as Paraffinum Liqu., microcristaline wax (Mikroparaffin) or vaseline, PEG (Polyethylenglykol), Aluminium, Benzoeacid. Even expensive cosmetics may contain substances who support tumors in respiratory tract. 
Further reading and references see German issue...

Propolis - Contaminated With Chemicals And Artificial Wax?

Beeswax, propolis, honey, comb honey, royal jelly being used in pharmacy, alternative medicine, cosmetics, holistic therapies, need to be residue free. For the time being there is only little uncontaminated beeswax and propolis on the Europien market as most beekeepers work with artificial parts of the combs (foundations). Pure propolis and beeswax need to be imported from countries outside of Europe together with until now unknown substances and contaminants - However, especially in the Center for ecological Apiculture and its certified member apiaries uncontaminated propolis and beeswax is being produced, as these apiaries work completely without foundations and propolis and beeswax are harvested from bee colonies who are allowed to drawn out their combs naturally and collect propolis from uncontaminated landscapes.

bee products used for alternative medicine, apitherapy, holistic healing, homeopathic therapies and cosmetics need to be without residuals. Beeswax, partitions, comb in the comb and propolis, sold by trading companies or ebay, may contain paraffine and DEET. Artificial comb honey in cassettes made of wood or plastic also contain artificial beeswax. Further reading and references see German issue...
 

Propolis - Organic Propolis, Chemical Analysis Of Propolis, GMO's 

More important than chemical analysis of products such as raw-propolis, propolis-tincture, beeswax, comb honey, comb in the comb, raw honey, beesbread is the origin of the raw materials, the way beekeepers keep their bees and which kind of hives they use. This fact is overseen in many cases by trading companies and producers of propolis products. Propolis products offered in supermarkets or drug stores sometimes contain not only pollutant loads or enrichments with harmful substances but also cancer causing and biotechnological produced sugar substitutes as isomalt or aspartame. 

The quality of food and beeproducts such as propolis cannot be clearified by common analytic methods and techniques. Analytic procedures are too crude; thats the reason why foodstuff inspectors were often easy game for the swindlers. 

Also methods of harvesting propolis and pollen are very often anything but according the needs of bees. Even socalled organic propolis and beeswax may be contaminated with beeswax that contains low amounts of pesticides or paraffin. Thus, raw honey, beeswax, beesbread, pollen and propolis may be contaminated, especially if beekeeping methods are not according standards of Centre for ecological Apiculture. 

Further reading and references see German issue...



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