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Moon Shine Trading Company Raw Propolis


Our Moon Shine Trading Company fresh, raw propolis is produced in forested areas of Uruguay, far away from industrial activity. We sought out this especially clean propolis because most of the world’s supply contains some component of lead, not something we wish to pass onto our customers.

How can I use raw propolis?

How to get the most out of your Raw Propolis experience:

  • Suck on a chunk for 30 to 45 minutes, to extract as many water soluble substances as possible, such as minerals, amino acids and bee pollen.
  • Chew our raw propolis together with any kind of vegetal fat containing seeds, such as almonds.
  • Chew our raw propolis along with some of our bee pollen.

What is Propolis?

Propolis is a magical, sticky, gummy and resinous material collected by honey bees from the buds and bark of trees and shrubs. The bees use this material to fill cracks, fortify their hive and coat the entire inside to protect it from invasion.  Similarly, when taken as a tincture, propolis will cover an infected area (sore throat, cut in mouth, cut on skin) with a protective coating while healing at the same time. In our office & warehouse, it’s a popular element of our first aid kit.

Propolis has been known to be a healing substance since ancient times; Aristotle mentions propolis in his “Story of the Animals”  and considered it to be a useful remedy for wounds, infections and skin ailments. The recognized antibiotic and antibacterial properties of propolis benefit the bees and their hive in a myriad of ways. Other uses for propolis have included ointments for treating burns, cuts, wounds, and…violin bow resin.

Additional information

1oz Raw Propolis / 1