What is propolis
Latin word "propolis" is translated as "bee glue", so he is used by bees for glossing over cracks in their hives to avoid drafts, excessive humidity and microbes in the hive - bee fortress.But not only the bee propolis have been used - it is very useful to humans.
propolis - a resinous substance collected by bees from various plants, and collect propolis from the bee colony has been only a small number of bees.Propolis has a bitter, pryanoholodyaschim taste, sticky to the touch and golden brown, dark green or brown.The color of the propolis depends on the plant species from which it is collected, so as propolis from steppe usually brown and collected in the deciduous woods - yellow-gray.
Eventually propolis dries, becomes dense and brittle, and can even turn black.Specific propolis smell like the smell of honey and wax, poplar and birch buds, vanillin.When heated, propolis and honey smells of incense.This is valued above the soft propolis, because it contains a greater amount of n
How to store propolis
Store propolis need in a clean, dry and dark place at a temperature no higher than 25 ° C.And you can not store a number of odorous substances!
If propolis store, observing all the rules, it is not a long time loses its medicinal properties, although fresh propolis is still the most valuable.
history of the use of propolis
first mention of the use of propolis has from ancient Egypt, later propolis have been used in ancient Greece.You can find a mention of propolis have outstanding healers ancient Dioscorides and Galen, and later wrote about propolis Roman scholar and lexicographer, Pliny the Elder and Varro.
In the old days, propolis was used for colds, pustular skin lesions, in some diseases of the muscles and joints.In Russia, a lot of propolis is written in old Russian medical manual - it was called bee glue, UzA, tar, used in the treatment of eczema, wounds, fungal diseases.
Healing properties of propolis
Beekeepers know that inside the hive never felt unpleasant putrid odor, even if to get small animals or other insects.Bee propolis their walled, so they are transformed into a kind of mummy and are not subject to the processes of decay and putrefaction.And over time, the high bactericidal properties of propolis have been confirmed by scientific research.
Propolis has also the property to suppress the vital activity of viruses.Some experts believe that this property is enhanced if consumed with honey propolis and royal jelly.
In humans, propolis cleanses the cell membranes, removes cholesterol, normalizes cellular respiration, inhibits abnormal cells, restores the diseased tissue.
The propolis was found a number of vitamins (Bl, B2, PP, E, C and provitamin A), and trace elements involved in the metabolic, enzymatic and vitamin biochemical processes in our bodies that accelerate the process of treating a number of diseases and have anti-aging properties.
Propolis increases resistance to the action of ionizing radiation, enhances the protective and adaptive capabilities of the organism, as well as providing a general tonic and a beneficial psychophysical effect - improves mood and reduces anxiety and depression.Propolis
involved in the regulation of the endocrine system, inhibiting the activity of thymus and pancreas.
And antioxidant effects caused by propolis, particularly important in oncology.It inhibits the growth of cancer cells without being toxic.
propolis and preparations of it is inherent in rapid anti-inflammatory effect.Antitoxic effect of propolis can be used in the treatment of diseases associated with intoxication of the body, such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever.
Propolis has a beneficial effect on tissue repair, promotes rapid healing of wound surfaces, soften scars after burns, it improves the formation of callus after bone fracture.
Which diseases useful
Propolis Propolis is a unique remedy, its scope is wide.It has been successfully used in inflammation of the colon, gastritis, flatulence.Propolis can be taken for colds, flu, bronchitis, sore throat, sinusitis, ear diseases, conjunctivitis, headaches, and periodontal disease.Propolis has long been treated with eczema, rash, frostbite and fungal infections, infections of the urinary tract, gout, arthritis, and now even the use of propolis found in cancer.
Upper respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis and frontal sinusitis and otitis media are more quickly if chewing propolis.In acute disease, propolis should be chewed for 3 hours per day, but no more than 5 grams per day.Adding
propolis food has a positive effect in almost all kidney inflammations, urinary tract, bladder, prostate and genitals.
Recipes folk medicine propolis
- When migraine: 10 g of crushed propolis pour 100 ml of 70% rubbing alcohol or vodka good quality.The resulting mixture insist 7-8 days with shaking for 3-4 days.Then filter the take and 1 once a day for an hour before meals for 3-5 drops added to 50 ml of boiled water.Wash down with milk or tea.Condition improves in 3-4 weeks.This treatment is recommended 2-3 times a year.
- In rheumatic pain in the limbs on the affected area, apply a thin plate of warmed propolis."Contraindications to the use of propolis is an allergic reaction to it, which can occur in people with allergies to any bee products, bee venom, as well as people who are prone to allergic diseases."
- To get rid of the boil put on him a cakeheated propolis.After some time, begin to pus.The procedure is repeated until the full resolution of the inflammatory process.If the propensity to furunculosis for its prevention ingest a teaspoon of tincture of propolis in a glass of water daily for 10-12 days.
- Most of the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders go under the influence of propolis to be taken after meals.In mild cases it is enough to 10 grams of propolis, consumed within 3 days.For the treatment of chronic gastrointestinal inflammations need more consumption of propolis - from 40 to 100 g per course.
When using traditional medicine recipes, please note that propolis - a potent tool.Therefore, increased initial propolis consumption can lead to irritation of oral health deterioration, sometimes diarrhea.In this regard, better get used to the propolis gradually - within 3-4 days.It is also advisable to gradually reduce the consumption of propolis after the improvement or cure.
contraindication is to use propolis is an allergic reaction to it, which can occur in people with allergies to any bee products, bee venom, as well as people who are prone to allergic diseases: urticaria, eczema, asthma, etc..
allergic reaction to propolis may manifest as burning, itching, rash, and general weakness, headache, elevated temperature.To prevent the occurrence of side effects of treatment with propolis, treatment should start with a low dose and, just making sure that there are no signs pointing to the intolerance of propolis can be carried out a full course of treatment.In case of any allergic reaction, you should immediately discontinue treatment with propolis and take protivogistaminnye drugs.