Nowadays, when most of the microorganisms have acquired resistance to the synthetic antibiotics due to excessive use of them, it is necessary to find wise solutions offered by nature. The goal of every doctor is Primum non nocere, that is primarily not to harm his patient. We all know that synthetic antibiotics have side effects that occur immediately or some time after their use, while the gifts of nature don’t have unintended consequences.
Research confirms that there are multitude of products with antibiotic activity in nature. Propolis is one of them it’s the perfect food that nourishes and heals the human body. Propolis has been used for more than 2000 years. Historical records show that propolis was important and appreciated product in the medicine of the ancient Egyptians, Babylonians, Arabs, Greeks, Romans and many others.
Curative effects of propolis
Flavonoids are largely responsible for the beneficial effects of propolis.
Flavonoids are pigments present in fruits, vegetables, flowers and bark of trees. They have antioxidant activity, their role is to protect the plants against pathogens from the environment.
The propolis is represented in numerous flavonoids: galangin, quercetin, chrysin, kaemferol, apigenin, pinocembrin and pinobanksin.
Propolis is one of those wise medicines of the nature that kills everything that bothered the healthy organism. At the same time, it preserves the healthy tissue and treats the ill.
Numerous studies have established that propolis is a natural anesthetic, antioxidant, antiseptic, antibiotic that is active against viruses, including the influenza virus. It is excellent in the fight against fungi and parasites.
The special feature of the propolis is that the bacteria doesn’t generate resistance on it and has no side effects, which is a flaw of the synthetic antibiotics.
It is extremely effective for ulcers, burns and bites.
Propolis is known to stimulate the creation of new cells and regeneration of damaged tissue.
It is also used to treat diseases of the ear and mouth. It has shown excellent results in the treatment and prevention of sore throat.
It helps with toothache, periodontal disease, bad breath, hemorrhoids, inflammation of the urinary tract and gastritis.
How to make the tincture
The tincture is made of propolis and alcohol. 96% or preferably 76% ethyl alcohol which is indicated to be used as a food product is used for the preparation.
Put propolis and alcohol in a jar, in the ratio of 1:2. The liquid should be held in the jar for 5-7 days and mixed 3 times a day.
After that, filter the liquid.
You can take 20 to 90 drops of the tincture a day, depending on the disease, between the meals, with half a tablespoon of honey, warm water or tea.
Problem / solution
Pain in the stomach: take 20-30 drops of the diluted 30% alcohol propolis tincture 3 times a day before meals.
Calluses and corns: rub them with a thick layer of fat propolis and secure them with patch. Leave them overnight.
Bleeding: bleeding from cuts and injuries can be quickly stopped using cotton wool soaked in propolis drops.
Fungal diseases: apply propolis cream, ointment or drops on the affected area several times a day.
Burns: dip the cloth in propolis fat, put it over the burned area.
Psoriasis: take 15 drops of propolis 3 times a day. At the same time, lubricate the affected areawith propolis ointment or cream.
Hemorrhoids: local use of propolis fat, drops or ointment.
Problems with the airways: make tea of chamomile or thyme. Add 10 drops of propolis in a pan of hot tea. Cover your head with a towel and inhale several times a day for five minutes.
Acne, boils, dermatitis, eczema: spread cream or tincture of propolis on the affected area several times a day.
Periodontitis: lubricate the sore gums with propolis drops three times a day. Previously brush the teeth.
Alopecia propolis tincture: dilute in warm water in a proportion of 1:5. Use this solution to massage the scalp and rinse.
Due to the abundance of biologically active substances that are important for every cell of our body we can say that propolis is an antibiotic that nourishes and heals.