beneficial properties of propolis
fresh propolis soft and ductile, with time becomes hard and brittle.Bee glue color varies from brown to greenish.Smell - honey and taste - bitter and pungent.
Propolis contains a wide range of biologically active substances: flavonoids, fatty acids, essential and aromatic oils, proteins and amino acids, B vitamins, A, E, ascorbic acid and niacin, as well as almost a complete set of trace elements needed by man. The healing properties of propolis are determined by its composition, which largely depends on where the bees are flying.
Treatment of propolis
propolis has long been used
For preparing ointments of propolis should be brought to a boil in a clean enamelware 100 grams of animal fat, vegetable oil or vaseline, and then cooled to 50C.In the hot base to add 30 g of propolis and heat the mixture in a water up to 80 ° C, stirring constantly, then strain through several layers of cheesecloth.The cooled cream in a tightly sealed container in a dark, dry and cool place.
ointment can be prepared by adding the fatty base (vaseline, visceral fat, apricot, peach, almond oil) concentrated alcoholic solution of propolis.30 g of crushed and purified from impurities wax propolis pour 100 grams of rubbing alcohol and boil while stirring for 10 minutes.The resulting mass is added to boil the fat base and stir thoroughly.Properly prepared extract retains a pleasant honey aroma. beneficial properties of bee glue do not disappear on heating and boiling, as opposed to honey.
Tincture of propolis is used in the treatment of respiratory, ear infections, rhinitis.To strengthen the gums and destroy the bacteria that cause tooth decay, it is recommended to chew propolis or rinse your mouth with an aqueous solution of its tincture.To prepare 30 g of crushed propolis pour 100 g of ethanol and placed in a dark place for 2 weeks.The capacity to shake the tincture 2-3 times a day.Ready infusion filter.To rinse the throat and gums to add 15-20 drops in a glass of water.
children can be taken into propolis with milk as a good preventive and improves the immune system means, as well as a cure for bronchitis and asthma.100 g of crushed propolis pour 1 liter of hot boiled milk and stir with wooden Veselka 10 minutes, then filter through a folded cheesecloth and pour into another container.After cooling to remove milk from the surface layer of wax.Ready means to keep in the refrigerator, take 2-3 times a day an hour after eating.
Propolis - a biologically active substance and can cause allergies.Admission beeswax should start with very small doses and closely monitor the state of health.