The Comvita Propolis Elixir is an all-in-one formula that is both natural and herbal. This is not a food, but more a health supplement, more effective when cough and cold symptoms arise. It’s designed to support and boost the body’s immune system, and relieve cough and sooth dry and irritated throats.
The active ingredients are Manuka honey, Echinacea, and Propolis. Manuka honey is known for its many unique health benefits, while Echinacea has properties that support immunity and relieve cough and colds. And Propolis is a major source of bioflavonoids, which is teeming with antioxidants.
Read the label thoroughly before usage. Adults can take 2 teaspoons every 2 to 3 hours daily, and children can take 1 teaspoon every 2 to 3 hours.
The Comvita Propolis Elixir is not recommended for children under 12 years of age, and not recommended for women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding.
Propolis may cause allergic reactions. Discontinue and consult your doctor or health practitioner should irritation or swelling in the mouth or throat occurs.
Real Manuka Honey comes from the Manuka flower, a blossom native to New Zealand. It blooms for only two to six weeks a year, making it pretty rare. The UMF (Unique Manuka Factor) Honey Association ensures quality and purity, and rates Manuka Honey according to its unique signature compounds. The three key compounds are DHA, Leptosperin, and MGO (Methylglyoxal), and the rating goes up according to increasing amounts of MGO.
Comvita was founded in 1974, by Claude Stratford and Alan Bougen, who, by then, already had over 50 years of beekeeping experience under their belts. Their honey comes from hives found in areas abundant with native Manuka flowers, and they practice sustainable methods to preserve and honor Manuka Honey at its purest, with great respect to nature. Comvita offers honey of grades 5+, 10+, 15+, 18+, and 20+, and the higher the number, the more medicinal properties it has.
Store your Manuka Honey in a cupboard or cabinet away from direct heat and sunlight. Use completely dry utensils when scooping honey out to keep moisture from entering the bottle. Keep the container tightly sealed when storing. Crystallization will naturally occur in honey at cooler temperatures; it does not mean it is spoiled. Simply sit your container of honey in warm (not hot!) water, around 48C or lower for a short time. Stored properly, and kept away from heat and sunlight, honey will last indefinitely.