A 2016 scientific review evaluated the antimicrobial properties of beeswax and its potential for treating various infections. The review confirmed the therapeutic properties of beeswax, including its ability to heal bruises, inflammation, and burns, as well as its effectiveness against harmful microorganisms. The review found that beeswax, either alone or in combination with other natural products, showed promising results in treating skin conditions and fungal infections.
This natural substance has been used for its therapeutic benefits for centuries and has recently gained attention for its potential as an antimicrobial agent. Beeswax is the substance that forms the structure of a honeycomb and is used in the food industry and in cosmetics and skincare.
The use of beeswax topically, either alone or in combination with other natural products, has also shown promising results in the treatment of various skin conditions, including atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, and diaper dermatitis. In addition, a mixture of honey, olive oil, propolis extract, and beeswax has been used to treat chemotherapy-induced mucositis and was found to be a fast method for healing. The mixture of honey, beeswax, and olive oil has also shown to be effective in treating fungal skin infections, such as tinea cruris and pityriasis versicolor.
The scientific review collected the major studies that have considered the antimicrobial activity of beeswax, both alone and in combination with other natural products. The results of the studies suggest that beeswax has significant potential as a topical treatment for various conditions.
Overall, the scientific review highlights the potential of beeswax as a natural and effective solution for various skin and health issues. However, further research is needed to fully understand the exact mechanisms of its antimicrobial activity and how it can be used in combination with other natural products for optimal results.
Study Title: Beeswax: A minireview of its antimicrobial activity and its application in medicine
Study Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27633295