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Propolis and social enterprise in Uganda

HERBS AND HEALTH
Propolis and social enterprise in Uganda
Lainie
Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:53

 

Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is believed to reinforce the structural stability of the hive, prevent diseases and parasites from entering the hive, and to inhibit bacterial growth.  Because of its high amount active compounds it has a broad spectrum usage with anitbiotic, antiseptic, antiviral and antifungal properties used in treating human disorders and diseases such as open wounds, sinus congestion, colds, influenza, bronchitis, intestinal infections, ulcers, eczema eruptions, warts and conjunctivitis, to name a few.

Propolis may be used by everyone, sick or healthy, as a means of protection against micro organisms. Propolis cures many diseases because it is a special natural substance with strong effect. Use it as part of your daily program of supplementation. It has helped the bee society survive and thrive for over 45 million years - just think what it could do for you! 

The Happy Herb Company get our propolis from Malaika Honey, who work with local beekeepers in Uganda as part of a USAID program aiming to increase household income for up to 1,800 producers and to strengthen apiculture as a sustainable local enterprise over the next five years: 

"Malaika will provide technical training and a market for the honey at competitive prices. Karamoja honey is highly prized for the flavor produced by bees feeding on the local Acacia flowers. Building on Uganda’s rich beekeeping experience, the Program will merge both traditional and improved beekeeping practices to increase production and colonization rates of hives. “Our partnership with Malaika Honey will help us meet the shared objectives of generating new, sustainable production of honey, and income earning opportunities for marginalized households,” said Bick Riley, Chief of Party for the RWANU Program ... 

RWANU’s integrated approach will deliver a comprehensive package of nutrition, health, hygiene, and livelihood interventions to households and communities. Household resiliency will be increased through improved crop and livestock productivity, better natural resource management, more diversified income sources, increased integration into markets, strengthened health services and improved capacity. In its collaboration with Malaika Honey, RWANU aims to contribute to the further development of the honey sector while increasing access to food through the adoption of honey production and increased linkages to domestic and regional markets.

 

 

References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propolis 
http://www.malaikahoney.com/propolis.html 
http://www.malaikahoney.com/images/BeeMakeWonderDrug.pdf
http://www.malaikahoney.com/ourmission.html 

 

 

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Submitted by Diana Hanley (not verified) on

I am so impressed with this amazing herbal tincture produced by Malaika Honey. I have been using this product for the past 5 years for many bacterial infections like sore throat, bronchitis, flu skin infections. I take it orally for sore throats & flu symptoms. I can apply it directly to my skin for any rash or fungal infections. When traveling overseas I take it with me in case I pick up any infections. It is a must to have with me at all times. I know it has saved me 100's of dollars from expensive prescription drugs and Doctor's visits. I love it!

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