Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Propolis - traditional methods of treatment

11a thumb Лечение рака прополисомWhat is Propolis

The Latin word "propolis" is translated as "bee glue", so he is used by bees for glossing over the gaps in their hives, to avoid drafts, excessive moisture and microbes in the hive - bee fortress. But not only 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 family deals with 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 propolis depends on the type of plant from which it is collected, so propolis from the steppes of mostly brown and collected in the deciduous forest - yellow-gray.

Over time, propolis dries, it becomes dense and brittle, and may even turn black. Propolis odor smells like honey and wax, poplar and birch buds, vanilla. When heated, propolis and honey smells of incense. At the same time higher valued soft propolis, as it contains more nutrients.

How to store propolis

Keep in propolis have to clean, dry and dark place at temperatures above 25 ° C. And Do not store near strong-smelling substance!

If propolis store, observing all the rules, he does not lose its long healing properties, although the fresh propolis is still the most valuable.

History of propolis

The first mention of the use of propolis have from ancient Egypt, and later propolis have been used in ancient Greece. You can find mention of propolis from the outstanding ancient healers Dioscorides and Galen, and later wrote about propolis encyclopedic scientists Roman 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, many of propolis is written in old Russian medical reference - it was called bee glue, UzA, tar, used in the treatment of eczema, wounds, fungal infections.

Medicinal properties of propolis

Beekeepers know that inside the hive never felt an unpleasant putrid odor, even if you get there small animals or other insects. Bee propolis immure them, so they become a kind of mummy and not subject to the processes of decay and rot. And over time, high bactericidal properties of propolis have been confirmed by scientific research.Propolis also has the property to suppress the vital activity of viruses. Some experts believe that this property is enhanced when consumed with honey propolis and royal jelly.In the human cell membrane propolis cleans and removes cholesterol, normalize cell respiration and suppresses abnormal cells, restores the affected tissue.In 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 treatment of some diseases and have rejuvenating properties.Propolis increases resistance to ionizing radiation increases the protective and adaptive capacity of the organism, as well as a general tonic and has a beneficial effect of psycho-physical - improves mood, reduces anxiety and depression.Propolis is involved in regulation of the endocrine system by inhibiting the activity of the thymus gland and pancreas.And the antioxidant effect caused by propolis, especially important in oncology. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells without being toxic.Propolis and drugs out of it is inherent in the rapid anti-inflammatory effect. Antitoxic effect of propolis can be used in the treatment of diseases associated with intoxication of the organism, such as tuberculosis, diphtheria, scarlet fever.Propolis has a beneficial effect on tissue repair, promotes rapid healing of the wound surfaces, softens scars after burns and improves the formation of callus after a fracture.

In what diseases is useful propolis

Propolis is a unique remedy, its scope is broad. 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, periodontal disease. Propolis has long been treated for eczema, rashes, frostbite, and fungal infections, urinary tract infections, gout, arthritis, propolis, and now found application even in cancer.

Upper respiratory tract infections, including sinusitis and frontal sinusitis, and otitis media are in a shorter time if chewing propolis. In acute disease, propolis should be chewed for 3 hours a day, but no more than 5 grams per day.

The addition of propolis food has a positive effect for almost all inflammations of the kidneys, urinary tract, bladder, prostate, and genitals.

Recipes of traditional medicine with propolis

Migraine: 10 g of crushed propolis pour 100 ml of 70% rubbing alcohol or vodka good quality. The resulting mixture infuse for 7-8 days, shaking 3-4 times during the day. Then filter and take 1 every day for an hour before a meal to 3-5 drops added to 50 ml of boiled water. Wash down with milk or tea. Condition improved after 3-4 weeks. This treatment is recommended 2-3 times per year.- In rheumatic pains in the limbs on the affected area, apply a thin plate of heated propolis.- To get rid of boil, place the cake on a heated propolis. After a while, start pus. The procedure is repeated until complete resolution of the inflammatory process. When the propensity to abrasions to prevent it, take the inside of a teaspoon of propolis tincture in a glass of water daily for 10-12 days.- Most of the symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, goes under the influence of propolis, which must be taken after meals. In mild cases, a 10 g of propolis, consumed within 3 days. For the treatment of chronic gastro-intestinal inflammation need to use more propolis - from 40 to 100 g per course.When using rtseptov traditional medicine should be taken into account that propolis is a potent tool. Therefore, the initial increased consumption of propolis may cause irritation of the mouth, poor health, sometimes diarrhea. In this regard, better get used to the propolis gradually - within 3-4 days. It is also advisable to gradually reduce the intake of propolis after the onset of improvement or cure.

Contraindication to the use of propolis as

An allergic reaction to it, which can occur in people with allergies to any bee products, bee venom, as well as in people prone to allergic diseases: urticaria, eczema, asthma, etc.

Allergic reactions to propolis may manifest as burning, itching, rash, and general weakness, headache, fever. To prevent the occurrence of side effects of treatment with propolis, treatment should begin with small doses and only making sure there are no symptoms that indicate intolerance of propolis, it is possible to carry out a full course of treatment. In the case of an allergic reaction occurred, you should immediately discontinue treatment with propolis and take protivogistaminnye drugs.

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