Propolis has earned itself the cute nickname of Bee Glue, but it would be more aptly named Bee Medicine.
Yes, that sticky stuff all over your hive tool, gloves, and cell phone is potently medicinal! The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians all used propolis for its healing properties. The word propolis has greek origins, and Hippocrates himself is said to have used it to heal wounds and ulcers. Modern scientists have more recently been able to isolate many of the compounds contained in this natural medicine and prove their efficacy.