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Bee Propolis Side Effects and Warnings

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Safety Issues

Propolis is an ingredient commonly consumed in small quantities in honey. Safety studies have found it to be essentially nontoxic when taken orally; propolis also appears to be nonirritating when applied to the skin. 1 However, allergic reactions to propolis are relatively common; it is a known "sensitizing agent," meaning it tends to induce allergies to itself when it is taken for an extended time. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16

References

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  6. Hausen BM, Wollenweber E, Senff H, Post B. Propolis allergy. (II). The sensitizing properties of 1,1-dimethylallyl caffeic acid ester. Contact Dermatitis. 17(3):171-7.
  7. Hay KD, Greig DE. Propolis allergy: a cause of oral mucositis with ulceration. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 70(5):584-6.
  8. Melli MC, Giorgini S, Sertoli A. Occupational dermatitis in a bee-keeper. Contact Dermatitis. 9(5):427-8.
  9. Petersen HO. Hypersensitivity to propolis. Contact Dermatitis. 3(5):278-9.
  10. Pincelli C, Motolese A, Pincelli L. Contact dermatitis from propolis. Contact Dermatitis. 11(1):49.
  11. Schuler TM, Frosch PJ. Propolis-induced contact allergy [in German; English abstract]. Hautarzt. 1988;39:139-142.
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  13. Wanscher B. Contact dermatitis from propolis. Br J Dermatol. 94(4):451-5.
  14. Hausen BM, Wollenweber E, Senff H, Post B. Propolis allergy. (II). The sensitizing properties of 1,1-dimethylallyl caffeic acid ester. Contact Dermatitis. 17(3):171-7.
  15. Hay KD, Greig DE. Propolis allergy: a cause of oral mucositis with ulceration. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol. 70(5):584-6.
  16. Petersen HO. Hypersensitivity to propolis. Contact Dermatitis. 3(5):278-9.
 
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