PPF stands for Propolis Plus Factor. It is a indication of the quality and quantity of propolis found within the honey.
The composition of propolis varies from hive to hive, from district to district, and from season to season. Normally, it is dark brown in color, but it can be found in green, red, black, and white hues, depending on the sources of resin found in the particular hive area.
Our Trigona Itama Honey contains quality green propolis, considered by some to be the best propolis in the world.
Key benefits of green propolis includes:
1 – Immunomodulator: Propolis is also used preventively in order to strengthen the immune system, reducing the risk of acquiring some kind of illness related to a fall of the immune system. Several studies have shown success in the use of propolis for increasing immunity.
2 – Antioxidant: Besides polyphenols, propolis contains a wide range of other compounds with the property to remove excess free radicals in our body Several researchers attribute this to flavonoids antioxidative property (Marquele et al., 2005).
3 – Healing: A number of laboratory studies have concluded that the propolis accelerates the process of tissue repair as well as being an excellent antiseptic.
4 – Antimicrobial: Propolis has excellent antibacterial activity against Nocardia asteroides, Staphylococcus sp, Streptococcus sp, Rhodococcus equi, Salmonella, Escherichia coli, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa…. Gram positive bacteria are more sensitive to propolis extract than Gram negative.
5 – Anti-inflammatory: In experiments using guinea pigs was found that propolis extracts showed a comparable result to a standard drugs commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory diseases called Diclofenac (Khayyal et al., 1993). Some published studies have also suggested that propolis may inhibit the hyaluronidase enzyme responsible for many inflammatory processes.
6 – Antiviral: Several research and published studies have shown positive effects of propolis on some viruses, such as adenovirus, herpes, rotavirus and coronavirus. As the in vitro effect of propolis on other viruses such as herpes simplex types 1 and 2, acyclovir resistant mutant adenovirus type 2.