What is propolis?
It is a balsamic-resinous substance collected by honey bee workers from the buds of poplar, birch and other deciduous and needle trees. It contains a number of biologically active substances that have a very strong bactericidal and analgesic effect. It is characterized by high activity against some fungi and simpler organisms. Accelerates cellular metabolism and has a general effect on neutralizing the poison.
Restores bone, cartilage, epithelium, prevents scars. It is especially used in the treatment of bedsores, ulcers, wounds with severe healing, gastric ulcers and chronic diseases of the digestive system. It is successfully used for catarrh of the throat, sore throat, and in the form of candles - in gynecology and treatment of hemorrhoids. When used with antibiotics increases the effectiveness of their action.
Nutrients and health substances contained in propolis
About 300 propolis substances have been isolated so far. These include calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, potassium, numerous amino acids and vitamins (A, B1, B2 and B3). Propolis contains a large number of flavonoids, phenolic compounds, terpenes and lipid-wax substances. It has been proven that bee putty has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, regenerating and even analgesic properties!
Propolis prevents the development of influenza virus, fights Staphylococcus aureus, streptococci and some strains of tuberculosis. It also prevents inflammation of the brain and protozoa, which cause toxoplasmosis and trichomoniasis. Propolis allows you to quickly heal wounds and treats skin diseases such as boils, burns, acne and psoriasis. It is used to treat inflammation of the mouth and gums, protects the liver and protects the body from lead and arsenic poisoning. It has a strong antiseptic effect and at the same time stimulates the immune system. The study also confirms the beneficial effects of propolis on the effects of hormone therapy and anticancer treatments. It can be used for inflammation of the bladder, renal pelvis or gallbladder. In addition, the consumption of propolis slows down the aging process. It is also used in surgery in the case of difficult to heal wounds, and is indispensable in the treatment of gynecological diseases.
Consumption of honey enriched with propolis
The most common concentration of propolis in honey is 1%. It is ideal for treating children who cannot be given alcohol solutions. In this form, propolis honey is used in the same way as ordinary honey, for example, when it is spread on a slice of bread. Propolis has a strong antibacterial and antifungal effect. It removes free radicals that contribute to the development of atherosclerosis. Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is used for inflammation of the upper and lower respiratory tract.
Dosage and contraindications to the use of honey with propolis
Before you start consuming honey with propolis, you should check if you are allergic to it. It is enough to eat half a teaspoon of honey and watch the reaction of the body. High concentrations of undigested resinous substances, essential oils and waxes can cause unwanted side effects. These include diarrhea, vomiting, irritation of the gastric mucosa and exacerbation of liver disease. In addition, propolis can cause allergic reactions in people with hay fever and allergies to plant ingredients.
Children and adolescents under 14 should take 1 teaspoon twice a day, adults - 1 tablespoon twice a day 30 minutes before meals. Honey with propolis should be stored in a dry and dark place.
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