Honey with propolis is a means for actively stimulating the immune system. Regular consumption of the mix helps to accelerate the recovery from many diseases, including colds. As a treatment and prevention tool used orally, topically, and also inhale. Honey by itself has beneficial effects, and the propolis enhances its bioactive properties.
Description of product
Propolis is a natural antibiotic, resinous substance. Bees use it for coating the inside surfaces of the hive, for sealing cracks, disinfection of cells, exclusion of foreign objects, mummification insects trapped in the hive. Another name substance – «bee glue». It is produced by bees from the pollen shells containing resin.
Honey with propolis has a yellowish color and bitter taste. It has a pleasant smell resembling the aroma of the balsamic vinegar sauce liqueurs. The taste of the product depends on the type of honey and the ratio of the components. Calories 324 kcal/100 g Nutritional value: proteins — 0 g, protein 0.3 g, carbohydrates — 70-80 g
Useful and healing properties of honey with propolis
Useful properties of honey with propolis known for a long time and due to the composition, which contains minerals (potassium, manganese, iron, sodium, etc.), vitamins C, PP, group B. in Addition, the product contains enzymes, organic acids, amino acids.
The main therapeutic properties of honey with propolis: anti-inflammatory, immunostimulating, antiseptic, antiviral, anesthetic, antifungal, antioxidant, anti-aging. The mixture has a wide range of biologically active effects and beneficial effects on the body.
Indications for use
Use topically honey with propolis is recommended in the following cases:
- treatment of skin damage in the form of frost bites, burns, wounds, ulcers;
- treatment inflammation of the cornea, mucous membranes of the eyes;
- when inflammation of maxillary sinuses;
- in therapy of gynecological diseases caused by fungi and bacteria.
Inside it is used in the following diseases:
- sore throat of different etiology;
- influenza, SARS;
- bronchitis, asthma;
- lung diseases (pneumonia, tuberculosis), etc.
The product is effective for gastritis, ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract, inflammation of the bowel, abnormalities of the prostate gland, urine formation and mochevyvodjashie.
Honey with propolis is sold in the pharmacy, apiaries, specialty fairs, but you can do it yourself at home. Remove the propolis from the frames, clean and freeze. Then crumble the resulting lump to fine shavings and mix with honey.
To obtain the desired concentration, 100 g of honey, add 0.5 to 20 g propolis. If the product you want to strengthen the immunoprotective properties of the organism make 0,5%-3% the composition. For therapeutic applications, it is necessary to increase the content of propolis of 5% -20%.
Heat the mixture on a water bath. The temperature should not be more than 40oC, otherwise the product will lose beneficial properties. Then pass through the gauze, pre-folded in 2-3 layers. Place the finished mixture in a dry jar, preferably made of dark glass. Apply honey with propolis can be immediately after preparation. To insist it is not necessary.
How to treat honey with propolis
The duration of therapy depends on severity, type of disease and can range from 5 to 30 days. If you need a refresher course, do it after a short break. Honey with propolis should be taken orally 1 teaspoons 3 times daily (on empty stomach), drinking or mixing with water.
In the treatment of angina, bronchitis, pharyngitis, diseases of the oral cavity should be kept in the mouth until complete dissolution. The product is also used as prophylaxis, taking 1 teaspoon 1-2 times daily (on empty stomach).
For external use (lotions, nasal rinses, mouthwash, etc.) 1 part of a mixture need to be diluted with 3 parts of boiled water. For the purpose of treatment of diseases of the respiratory tract inhalation perform, for this honey with propolis is pre-diluted with water in proportion 1:2.
Honey with propolis is not only useful properties, but the contraindications. It cannot be used if allergic to bee products. The excessive use of instead of benefit the tool can bring harm. In particular, there may be negative side effects: loss of appetite, General weakness.