Healing Properties. Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing
Fights Cancer. Propolis has been suggested to have a role in treating certain cancers as well by keeping cancerous cells from multiplying.
Heal Cold Sores. Ointments that contain 3 percent propolis, such as Herstat or Coldsore-FX, may help speed healing time and reduce symptoms in both cold sores and sores from genital herpes.