One of the reasons behind propolis’ popularity is that it’s thought to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Propolis has been suggested to have a role in treating certain cancers as well.
Today, propolis is an ingredient in many manufactured beauty and skin care products. The compound is still used for medical purposes, which include:
boosting the immune system
healing genital herpes and cold sores
treating skin injuries
helping the mouth heal after dental surgery