Today, when the overuse of synthetic antibiotics has made most microorganisms resistant to them, it is imperative to find the wiser solutions that nature offers.
The goal of every doctor is Primum non nocere, that is, not primarily to harm their patient.
We all know that synthetic antibiotics cause side effects that occur immediately or some time after they are used, while nature gifts have no unintended consequences.
Research has confirmed that there are many antibiotic products in nature.
Propolis is one of them.
It is the perfect food that nourishes and heals the human body.
Propolis is a common name for a mixture of resinous substances that a bee collects from the flowers of different plants.
Bees collect and mix it with the secretion of the mandibular glands, enzymatically modifying it so that the most important constituents, flavonoids, become active substances.
Propolis has a specific appearance, unique bitter taste, characteristic and aromatic odor.
The composition and color of propolis depends on the plant species from which the bees collect material and the season.
Propolis has been traditionally used for over 2000 years.
Historical records show that propolis was an important and valued medicine in the medicine of the Egyptians, Babylonians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans, and many other ancient peoples.
The healing effect of propolis
Propolis contains 50% resin, 30% wax, 10% essential oils, 5% pollen, numerous vitamins and minerals, organic acids, polyphenols, flavonoids.
Flavonoids are largely responsible for the healing effects of propolis.
Flavonoids are pigments present in fruits, vegetables, flowers and bark of trees.
They have antioxidant activity, their role is to protect plants from pathogens from the environment.
A number of flavonoids are present in propolis: galangin, quercetin, chrysin, kempferol, apigenin, pinocembrin and pinobanksin.
Propolis is one of those wise remedies of nature that kills anything that bothers a healthy organism.
At the same time it preserves healthy tissue and treats diseased ones. Numerous studies have found that propolis is a natural anesthetic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antibiotic, to work against most viruses, including the flu virus. It is excellent in the fight against fungi and parasites.
The peculiarity of propolis is that bacteria do not create resistance to it and there are no harmful side effects, which is a disadvantage of synthetic antibiotics.
Before bedtime, it is enough to lubricate the breast area with propolis to calm the cough and ensure deep sleep.
Propolis ointment is great for wounds that are difficult to heal, as well as for many skin conditions: acne, eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, fungal diseases of the skin, nails and scalp.
It is extremely effective in ulcers, burns and stings.
Propolis has the ability to stop abnormal cell multiplication (cytostatic) and treat benign tumors.
Propolis is known to stimulate the formation of new cells and the regeneration of damaged tissue.
Propolis also helps in case of severe diarrhea, where other medicines are helpless.
As a supreme active biostimulator, propolis contributes to improving the complete state of the body, normalizing metabolism and immunity.
It is also used to treat diseases of the ear and oral cavity.
It has excellent results in the treatment and prevention of throat inflammation.
Helps with toothache, paradentosis, bad breath, hemorrhoids, urinary tract inflammation and gastritis.
As a powerful antioxidant, it effectively works against free radicals, which are now considered to be the cause of many, even the most serious, diseases such as atherosclerosis, cataracts, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Recent research shows that propolis strengthens the immune system and has an anticancer effect.
How to use propolis
You can use propolis in its natural, raw form. You can prepare water extract, alcohol tincture (propolis drops), ointment or cream from it.
Aqueous Propolis Extract
You can prepare the propolis aqueous extract as follows. Freeze the raw propolis and then grind it into a fine powder.
Mix one teaspoon of this powder in the evening with 250 ml of pure water. The next morning, drink that liquid with a small sip. Eat the propolis left at the bottom of the glass before breakfast.
Put 80-90 grams of petroleum jelly in an enamelled or ceramic bowl. Heat the pan in a water bath so that the water boils gently.
Add 10-20 g of ground propolis. Stir the liquid until the propolis dissolves. The impurities from the propolis will float to the surface, so pick them up with a wooden spoon and discard.
Finally, add a little alcohol tincture of propolis to homogenize propolis with petroleum jelly. After that, place the pan in cold water. Continue stirring until the grease is cool.
Store propolis grease in a hermetically sealed jar in a cool, dark place.
You can take raw propolis as follows: 3-5 grams a day, between meals. Before swallowing propolis, squat it and chew it in your mouth for at least 15 minutes.
Tincture of propolis
Tincture is made of propolis and alcohol. For the preparation of the tincture, 96% and even better 76% ethyl alcohol is used, which indicates that it can be used as a food product.
Put propolis in the jar, then pour alcohol in a 1: 2 ratio. Keep this liquid in a jar for 5-7 days and shake 3 times a day.
Then filter the liquid, for example with a coffee filter.
You can take 20-90 drops of tincture a day, depending on the illness, between meals, with half a tablespoon of honey, lukewarm water or tea.
Problem – Solution
Gastric pain – Take 20 – 30 drops of diluted 30% alcohol tincture of propolis 3 times daily before meals.
Blisters and curls eyes – Grease them with a thick layer of propolis grease and fix with a patch. Leave it overnight.
Bleeding – You can quickly stop bleeding from injuries and cuts with cotton wool dipped in propolis drops.
Fungal skin diseases – A few times a day, apply the propolis cream, grease or drops to the affected area.
Burns – Immerse gauze in propolis grease, place over burn.
Psoriasis – Take three drops of propolis three times a day internally. At the same time, massage the diseased area with propolis cream or fat.
Hemorrhoids – Use propolis ointment locally and propolis drops internally.
Respiratory problems – Make chamomile or thyme tea. Add 10 drops of propolis to the hot tea pot. Cover your head with a towel and inhale several times a day for five minutes.
Acne, ulcers, dermatitis, eczema – Massage the affected area several times a day with a good propolis cream or tincture.
Periodontal – Grease the inflamed gum three times a day with propolis drops. Before that, brush your teeth well.
Alopecia – Dilute the tincture of propolis with lukewarm water in an amount of 1: 5. Use this solution to massage the scalp and rinse your hair.