Bee products have been known for their healing properties. For this purpose, honey, propolis and even insect bites are used. By itself, propolis is an organic glue for strengthening the combs, which is created by bees. On the basis of this product produced a variety of drugs. Propolis is safe and suitable for the treatment of many diseases.
Useful properties of propolis
In its appearance, propolis is a mixture of brown-brown color in which greens can be seen. Since ancient times, it has been used to create alcoholic liquors, since water does not work very well with this product. Propolis contains many resins and microelements. Resins account for 55% of the total mass, 30% are wax, 10% of various essential oils, and 5% are pollen from flowers.
The composition also contains vitamins, trace elements (calcium, iron, manganese, strontium, etc.), various acids and organic alcohols. Due to this unique set, the therapeutic properties of propolis and a wide range of indications for use are provided.
The product has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic and firming effect. But this is not a complete list, which can be continued almost indefinitely. Therefore, propolis is used in the treatment of diseases of the stomach, gynecological, ENT spheres, moreover it is actively used in dentistry and other areas of medicine.
Treatment with propolis of the stomach: ways
Today, unfortunately, gastric ulcer is not such a rarity. When this disease occurs, the main role is played by non-compliance with the diet, microbial agent and various stress conditions. The ulcer develops gradually, its main symptoms are pain, heartburn, belching, single vomiting, etc.
As a folk remedy for the treatment of this pathology, propolis has long and widely been used in its various forms. Most often used 20% tincture of propolis. There is also a positive experience of therapy with propolis oil.
It is necessary to begin treatment with 5–10% of tincture, although it has been proven that drugs of 20–30% possess the most active antibacterial property. If you immediately begin treatment with concentrated means, you can significantly increase the pain in the stomach. Only if the tolerability of the drug is good, you can move on to more saturated tinctures.
Propolis covers the affected area of the gastric mucosa with a protective film, which has an anti-inflammatory effect, reduces the increased acidity of the gastric juice, etc.
There are a lot of recipes, you can use the method that will be most acceptable. For example, a 20% solution of propolis should be taken 8-10 drops, washed down with water 3 times a day, before eating. The course of treatment lasts 20 days. But remember that in the treatment of gastric ulcer, propolis alone is not enough. Special attention is paid to nutrition, namely diet.
Prepare the tincture can be at home. To do this, you need 40 g of propolis itself, 100 ml of 70% alcohol. All ingredients must be mixed and shaken thoroughly for 30 minutes. After the resulting mixture should be left for 3 days in a dark place to insist. Then mix again and leave for a couple of hours in the refrigerator.
The resulting infusion must be filtered through several layers of gauze. Take within 18 - 20 days for 15 - 20 drops, diluted in milk or 1 tbsp. water. It is recommended to do it 3 times a day for 1 - 1.5 hours before meals. Upon completion of treatment, after 2 weeks, the course can be repeated.
How will propolis help in developing fibroids?
Uterine fibroids - a benign neoplasm that occurs in the muscle layers of the uterus. The causes of this pathology are not fully known, but, as a rule, are associated with an increase in the level of estrogen in the body. Increased concentration of this hormone provokes an increase in the woman's sexual desire. And if stable sex life is absent, a failure in the division of muscle cells is formed, which is what causes the growth of the tumor. In addition, hormonal contraceptive contributes to the growth of abnormal cells in the muscle tissue of the uterus.
In the treatment of fibroids, the main emphasis should be not only on the elimination of a benign neoplasm, but also on the restoration of the hormonal background of a woman. Patients who give preference to folk remedies make a typical mistake - they use propolis in local therapy in the form of balls or cotton swabs dipped in alcohol tincture.
Propolis balls are ineffective, the pure product is practically insoluble, respectively, its positive effect is minimal. Using alcohol tinctures can be dangerous, since She is able to provoke a burn of the mucous membrane of the vagina. For treatment, it is best to use propolis candles, which are easy to prepare at home.
But still, alcoholic propolis tincture is necessary for the treatment of uterine fibroids. But only to take it must be orally for 10 days and 1 tbsp. l before bedtime. In this case, it will help in stabilizing the hormonal background.
For making candles from propolis, propolis itself will need 200 g, tea tree oil 50 ml, cocoa butter 150 g and medical alcohol 300 ml. Propolis must be crushed and pour warm alcohol. The resulting mixture should be placed in a dark place. Every day, for 12 days, the tincture must be shaken. After this period, the mixture must be evaporated over low heat until a brown mass of fresh honey is formed. The rest of the ingredients are added to this composition. The resulting mixture is stirred until a homogeneous mass.
After the tool is heated for 30 minutes, stirring constantly, and proceed to the formation of candles. The final product must be stored in the refrigerator. Use candles recommended bedtime for 10 days.
How to treat joints?
- One of the most effective drugs in the treatment of diseases of the joints is propolis. Due to the rich content of medicinal substances, it has long been successfully used in atherosclerosis.
- Joint treatment with propolis is best carried out within 10 to 14 days, in order to achieve the best effect and consolidate the result. There are quite a few recipes and cooking options.
- Most often made composite compresses, the main component of which is propolis. For cooking, you need 100 g of animal fat and 10 g of propolis. All ingredients must be mixed and melted in a water bath until smooth, cool. The resulting ointment must be applied to the joint with a thick layer, fixed with a cloth or bandage, over a knit scarf or warm scarf. The dressing is recommended to wear for an hour.
- The composition can be prepared using butter. To prepare, you must mix 60 g of oil and 25 g of propolis. Mixed thoroughly, the mass must be applied to the sore joint and worn for 30 minutes. The course of treatment should be 14 days.
Attention: possible side effects!
With caution, the drug should be used by persons prone to allergic reactions. For people who are allergic to bee products and insect bites, this treatment is contraindicated.
Most often, allergic reactions are manifested by redness of the area of contact with the allergen, the appearance of a rash, and burning sensation. In rare cases, immediate reactions can develop - anaphylactic shock.
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Treatment with propolis does not cause pain, but on the contrary, brings relief, as the product has an analgesic effect. Most importantly, as soon as the first signs of recovery come, the course of treatment should not be stopped, it must be completed. Only in this case, you can get real results.