The old Greek name "propolis" means in front of the city, and it makes mention of the defense and isolation functions it has on the hive. Thanks to propolis, bees are the insects less affected by infections, bees have been present on Earth for at least 42 million years.
The substance bees collect from the apical buds of some plants, are later transformed into propolis. Bees use them to protect the the colony, to repair, to insulate the hive, and to make it waterproof.
For humans, propolis is a powerful antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, immune stimulant, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-toxic.
Propolis is a natural substance produced by bees that is used for the treatment and prevention of different types of health disorders. Since ancient times it has been used to fight many diseases. The progress in analytical techniques has allowed us to study its composition and the activity of its components. The results confirm its effectiveness, especially as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.
Mielar provides you with propolis combined with other ingredients in the form of various dietary supplements to improve ones health and prevent disease. Mielar is the pioneer in the promotion and marketing of propolis in Spain.
Propolis is very aromatic thanks to its content in essential oils. Depending on its botanical origin it can range in color from light yellow to dark brown. In general the taste is slightly bitter and spicy. Its consistency is ductile or brittle, depending upon the temperature.
Mielars Propolis is collected from the hives through grids; a method which offers better quality and purity. In the collection, as well as in the processing, rigorous standards of hygiene are applied to avoid loss of dietary richness.
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Mielars Propolis is collected by bees in their natural habitat. It is harvested, processed, and packed under the best conditions to assure that its properties are kept intact until it reaches the costumer.
Mielar selects its propolis, which will be used in other products with high effectiveness being their main priority. In 1982 we began to commercialize our products and distribute them all throughout Spain. Over 30 years of experience in the production and distribution of these products, makes us something quite unique in Spain.
Aristotle claimed, in his "History of Animals", the curative properties of propolis in the cases of skin infections as remarkable. Egyptian priests were already aware of this, but the Greeks and the Romans were the first curious enough to ask about its medicinal properties, as they had already used it repeatedly. Therefore it is said that this created a great discussion between Virgil, Varro, Pliny and Dioscorides who had different opinions on the origin of propolis.
Propolis is much more than the plant resins from which it comes, thanks to the bees contribution in its collection. Its modifications are already made in the bee hive, in any case it is impossible to produce propolis artificially.
It is know that several civilizations throughout the centuries have used propolis because of its antibiotic properties, a quality that Aristotle intuitively sensed in his works. It was used by the Incas, the Georgians in the thirteenth century, for dental operations taking advantage of its healing and anesthetic qualities, and in medieval France, where it was used as a common remedy for all sores. More recently it was used by the masses during the Boer War, as a disinfectant and a skin healer, simply mixing it with Vaseline and calling it "vasogenic propolis, which was at a later date used in World War II by the Soviet doctors.
Its use in the West disappeared for some time, only to return years later with
the investigations of Remy Chauvin in 1965-66 that highlighted its bactericidal and fungicidal value.
Propolis is an antioxidant, antimicrobial, antifungal, antiviral, stimulant of the immune system, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and antitoxic.
It works wonders in healing all types of wounds and is used in dermatology, ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology, and to improve mineral metabolism and liver protection.
The highest quality propolis is collected in summertime. That is when the highest concentration of active ingredients is obtained. The amount of propolis collected varies between 100 and 200 g per hive per year.
Mielar propolis is presented with a variety of several options, designed to facilitate its ingestion.
Propolis with honey:
It is the ideal combination, 2 g of propolis per 100 g of honey. The properties of propolis are here enhanced by its association with honey.
20 drinkable ampoules combined with a solution of water and fructose. The combination of propolis, with royal jelly and echinacea extracts, thyme, rose hips and buds of pine, acts as an enhancer of the body's natural defenses.
Presented as syrup based on balsamic thyme honey, cane brown sugar and propolis extracts, echinacea, thyme, peach, pine buds, plantain, and Iceland lichen. In addition to stimulating our natural defenses it acts as a mucolytic, relieves cough and soothes the throat.
This is a spray that contains propolis and thyme. It helps keep the mouth and throat in optimal condition. It reduces virus and bacteria proliferation, eases irritation and eliminaties bad breath.
Super 10 is Mielars energizing formula for students. Super 10 compensates exhaustion caused by intellectual effort that students have to deal with and helps them overcome fatigue in general.
Super10 combines propolis, royal jelly with oak honeydew honey, phosphorus, taurine and ginkgo biloba extracts and wild rose.
The chemical composition of propolis, like all natural products varies depending on the environment in which it was collected; flora, climate, soil, etc- but always contains a high content of flavonoids. Flavonoids are the substances researchers attribute most of the medicinal properties of propolis. As a matter of fact honey flavonoids appear to originate in the propolis which is present in the hive, and after it passes on to the honey.
Resins: 45 to 55%, flavonoids, phenolic acids and esters.
Beeswax: 10 to 35%
Essential oils and volatile substances: 5 to 10%
Other: 5% minerals, fatty acids, etc.
The flavonoids present in propolis have strong antioxidant properties, are: apigenin, kaempferol, pinocembrin, galangin, quercetin and hesperidin, chrysin, etc.
Vitamins: B1, B2, B3 and B6.
Minerals: Iron, zinc, aluminum, silver, barium, boron, chromium, selenium, silicon, calcium, among others.
Remarkable amino acid: arginine and proline.